RM5,000 raised for Ro­hingya vic­tims

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JOHOR BARU: About 3,000 par­tic­i­pants who took part in the Johor Bike Week 2017 here raised RM5,000 for the Me­dia Prima Ro­hingya Hu­man­i­tar­ian Fund.

It was col­lected through­out the event held at the park­ing lot of Pe­langi Leisure Mall here from March 24 to 26.

Johor Bike Week 2017 or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee chair­man Datuk Ja­maludin Man­sor said the con­tri­bu­tion was a way for the par­tic­i­pants to show their sol­i­dar­ity with the plight of Ro­hingya Mus­lims in Rakhine State, Myan­mar, who were caught in on­go­ing po­lit­i­cal con­flict.

“We hope the funds would help in Me­dia Prima Bhd’s ef­forts to pro­vide hu­man­i­tar­ian aid for the Ro­hingya.

“It is not a big con­tri­bu­tion, but we hope it can help al­le­vi­ate the hard­ship faced by the Ro­hingya,” said Ja­maludin af­ter hand­ing over a mock cheque for the RM5,000 con­tri­bu­tion to Har­ian Metro jour­nal­ist Mohd Sabran Md Sani at Sangkar Kristal ban­quet hall on Satur­day.

Present was Per­modalan Na­sional Bhd Com­mer­cial Sdn Bhd ad­ver­tis­ing and pro­mo­tion de­part­ment ex­ec­u­tive Gadafy Ab­dul Rashid.

The Johor Bike Week 2017 or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee also con­trib­uted another RM2,500 to Madrasah Tah­fiz Sun­gai Say­ong, Kota Tinggi.

Ja­maludin said this year’s Johor Bike Week event was the first af­ter a seven-year hia­tus.

“Un­like seven years ago, when it in­volved only one as­so­ci­a­tion, this year’s event in­volved the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 124 bike clubs.

“Be­sides rais­ing funds for char­ity, some par­tic­i­pants took part in a 1,200km tour through­out Penin­su­lar Malaysia to pro­mote the event prior to the start of Johor Bike Week 2017,” said Ja­maludin, who owns the KJ Bik­ers Garage out­lets in Ta­man Rint­ing and Pasir Gu­dang and another show­room in Ta­man Desa Per­mai.

ANUAR RAHIM PIC BY HAIRUL

Johor Bike Week 2017 com­mit­tee mem­bers hand­ing over a mock cheque for RM5,000 to ‘Har­ian Metro’ jour­nal­ist Mohd Sabran Md Sani (fourth from left) in Johor Baru on Satur­day.

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