Kuala Lumpur: Besides offering prayer for the repose of those who perished in the aftermath of the cyclone in Myanmar and the Sichuan earthquake, members of Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) all over the country have organised donation drives to support humanitarian relief efforts in the affected areas.
SGM (Kuala Lumpur Branch) has today donated RM66, 418.00 to the UNICEF Myanmar Children’s Cyclone Appeal 2008. SGM General Director presented the cheque to Mr. Youssouf Oomar, UNICEF Representative to Malaysia. General Director said that this is the sincere and compassionate efforts of SGM members in contributing to a humanitarian and caring society.
The total amount collected by SGM nationwide reached RM1, 067, 504.00, in which RM298, 312.00 was donated to Myanmar cyclone relief fund and RM769, 192.00 was donated to the Sichuan earthquake relief fund. Donations to the Myanmar and China relief funds were earlier channeled through various bodies including Embassy of China in Malaysia, Malaysian Red Crescent Society and various news media foundations to Myanmar and China.
Contact: Katherine Chui
Soka Gakkai Malaysia
Tel: 03-9075 6876
Fax: 03-9074 2413