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Philanthropist starts the ball rolling by contributing RM40,000 to the Wuhan Fund

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah philanthropist Tan TK, who is the Managing Director of Excelrun Sdn Bhd, has contributed a sum of RM40,000 to the State-initiated Wuhan Fund in support of the people who are afflicted with COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease).

Accompanied by his General Manager, Juliet Lo, he handed over his contribution to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew during a courtesy call on the latter on Thursday.

Datuk Christina Liew. SNT File Pix

Liew is the Co-Chairperson of the “China, We Care” Charity Dinner, together with Co-Chairman Tan Sri T.C. Goh for the event to be held at Sabah Hakka Hall, 7pm on Feb 18 here.

Tan, who is the developer of Lintas Plaza and Lintas Station, had said “Let’s do something about it, I want to help” after reading the news about the fund-raising efforts for those suffering from the viral infection in Wuhan. 

In 2012, the State Government had presented the company with the “Anugerah Sumbangan Ikhlas” in recognition for its contributions to schools, voluntary welfare organisations and victims of natural disasters, among other beneficiaries.

Liew, who is also Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, expressed her appreciation to Tan for his magnanimous gesture.

“We have received overwhelming response from the business community, tourism industry players, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private individuals throughout Sabah. We thank all of them for their generous contributions,” she said.-SabahNewsToday