NGOs encouraged to recruit more young people as members
LUNDU: Non- govermental organisations (NGOs) in Sarawak are encouraged to recruit more young people especially those who have the ability to contribute new ideas towards the development of a healthy organisation.
Deputy Home Minister Masir Kujat said the goverment acknowledged that NGOs was the third important sector after public and private sectors that had contributed towards community development in Malaysia.
“This third sector, which is voluntary in nature, has played important roles in fighting and protecting the welfare and culture of the local people.
“Therefore, it is our hope that NGOs will continue to play a leading role in providing good services to the people in terms of social, welfare, religious and culture for the future good of all Malaysians,” he said at the leader-meet-the -friendly- society session at the town square here
Therefore, it is our hope that NGOs will continue to play a leading role in providing good services to the people in terms of social, welfare, religious and culture for the future good of all Malaysians. Masir Kujat, Deputy Home Minister
Masir said there were some 60,980 NGOs registered with the Registar of Society ( RoS) in the country, 4,114 or 6.75 per cent of them in Sarawak and 18 ( 0.4 per cent) in Lundu District.
He urged NGOs in Sarawak not to be involved in riot, demonstration, gambling, money laundering and other social ills.
He also encouraged resident associations in Sarawak to apply for up to RM10,000 grant from the federal government to tighten security in their neighbourhoods.
He said the grant, meant for resident association registered with ROS, was made available under an initiative to create a safe and harmonious community.
The grant was allocated under Budget 2017 to ease the burden of the community and to upkeep the security of neighbourhoods.
“I would like to invite all registered resident associations in Lundu and Sarawak in general to apply for this grant. The application forms can be obtained from the ROS office,” he said.
Later, Masir gave certificates of appreciation to three NGOs in Lundu - Chung Association, Sematan ( 60 years); Chung Hua School Lundu Alumni Association ( 32 years); and Lundu Buddhist Association (31) - that have been in existence for more than 20 years.
Opar assemblyman Datuk Ranum Mina and state ROS director Georgina Apphia Ngau were also present at the function. SIBU: Liansin Trading Sdn Bhd and Tong Seng Huat Rice Trading Sdn Bhd will hold the second season draw of their ‘New Jimmy Contest’ this Sunday at Sing Kwong Shopping Complex here.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Liansin’s senior marketing manager Lim Boo Kiong said Sibu Municipal Council ( SMC) chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King would officiate at the draw starting at 2pm.
The first prize is an Ogawa massage chair while the second and third prizes are a Samsung washer dryer and a Buffalo IH Smart Eco Cooker respectively.
Five units of mountain bikes will be given away as special prizes while 50 bags of 10-kg bag Butterfly Fragrant Rice will be given out as consolation prizes.
Some 100,000 entries were received between Oct 1 and Dec 31 last year for the contest.
The first season draw was held in Miri in October last year with the third season draw scheduled for April this year in Kuching.
The third season contest is ongoing and shall end on March 31.
It offers a Sharp UHD Basic TV 65” as the first prize while the second and third prizes are a Samsung Fridge and Buffalo Smart Air Fryer respectively.
Five Buffalo 1.8L Digital Enco rice cooker will be given out as special prizes while 50 bags of 10-kg bag Butterfly Fragrant rice will be given away as consolation prizes.
“Then, whether you won anything from the three seasons or not, we will combine all the entries from all three seasons to draw one grand prize winner in April,” Lim disclosed.
He said the ‘New Jimmy Contest’ is a continuation of the previous three contests, namely ‘Jimmy Contest’, ‘Jimmy Contest 2’ and ‘Jimmy Contest 3’.
The ‘ New Jimmy Contest’ offers a wide range of attractive prizes with a grand prize of a Mitsubishi Outlander worth about RM174,000.
“There are 175 prizes to be won (for all three seasons). The contest started on July 1, 2016 and ends on March 31, 2017,” he said.
To participate in the contest, buyers only need to purchase a 5kg or 10kg participating brands such as Haryana, Mr Thai, Butterfly, Royal Chrysanthemum, Bunga Matahari, Liansin Fresh, Cap Amoi, Super Ratu, Padi Gedong, Uncle Tan, Ratu Premium, 3A Boy, and Ratu Huma.
He also urged consumers to ‘ like’ Liansin Trading Sdn Bhd Facebook page and share it to get free stainless steel spoon.
Meanwhile, the draw this Sunday will be followed by a special promotion of Butterfly Fragrant rice.
Under the promotion, a bag of 5kg Butterfly Fragrant rice will go with the purchase of a bag of 10kg Butterfly Fragrant rice.
Also present at the press conference were Liangtye Trading Sdn Bhd (a member of Liansin group) Sibu branch manager Ting Ken Siang, Liangtye Trading Sdn bhd marketing executive Goh Hui Kiong and Liansin Trading Sdn Bhd sales operating assistant Tan Thien Thien.