Monday, June 30, 2008


Three organisations for disabled receive RM5,000 each


Three organisations for the disabled each received a RM5,000 contribution from Sabah Umno Women on Saturday. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman handed over the contribution to Taman Didikan Kanak-Kanak Kurang Upaya Sembulan, Seri Mengasih Centre and Blind Training Centre, Sabah branch at the charity night organised by Merah Olumis Borneo Batik House in collaboration with Sabah Umno Women at Magellan Sutera here. Musa said most of the disabled people in the State are still relying on the assistance of their family and Government. He pointed out the communities have a social responsibility to help this group of people to lead a better life. “The Government is aware that these people are willing to work, be independent and also to contribute to the development of our country,” said the Chief Minister. Also present were Datuk Seri Hajah Faridah Tussin, State Assembly Speaker Datuk Haji Juhar Mahiruddin, Malaysia Umno Women Deputy Chief Datuk Seri Shabrizat Abdul Jalil and Sabah Umno Liaison Secretary Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Yahya Hussin. Earlier, Sabah Umno Women Chief Senator Datuk Armani Mahiruddin said the objective of the charity night was to help disaster victims and charity organisations besides promoting Sabah’s batik. During the ceremony, the audience were entertained with dance and singing performances by the Sabah Cultural Board, Ebi Cornelis of AF4, Bintang RTM champion Azharina Azhar and local artiste Abu Bakar Ellah.