NGOs en­cour­aged to re­cruit more young peo­ple as mem­bers

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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

yes­ter­day.

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.

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