MCCCI Charity Donation
Giving Out Mandarins and Angpao to 15 Families

31st January 2020

MELAKA –  Malacca Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited to 15 families during this festive season, and transmit warming care and love to them. 

Mr. Sai Swee Seong and Mr. Lau Ah Lee, the Vice President and Chairman of Welfare Committee, led directors to visit to 15 families and gave out angpao and mandarins to them, as blessings of this CNY. Directors who attended includes Mr. Tan Thuan Song, Datuk Piong Teck They, Mr. Foo Wee Keong, Mr. Tan Ho Soon and Datuk Tan Kian Huat.

Lau says, MCCCI received a list of benefactor recipients as suggested by their directors,  the recipients are all from economically incapable families. Some of them have been diagnosed with serious diseases, where they are constantly worried about their daily living and medical bills. He also mentioned that, there are numbers of families who needed helps but do not know the channel to seek help, some of them might be neglected by community. He pleads to the community to constantly look out for the needies and provide proper aids.

Vice President Sai says, MCCCI hopes that this donation will be able to bring warmth to the families and allows them to even feels the joy of the season. At the same time, MCCCI hopes that this event will be able to set an example and encourages Chinese entrepreneurs and people to transmit warmth into the community.

MCCCI take this opportunity to visit to 2 little Chong brothers who were diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Chong Ting Sheng (16 y/o) and Chong Dong Wei (9 y/o). The Chong brothers have great academic performance but their worsening disease are truly distressing.

MCCCI Honorary President – Datuk Lau Ket Sin sympathize the little brothers’ condition, therefore he donated an extra RM1,000 to them in order to lighten the family burden.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will causes its patient to be incapable of supporting their own body, having difficulty to move and requires long term wheelchair supports. This will seriously affect the health and causes their spine to curve and deform. DMD have similar symptoms with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), but they are two different disease. DMD is genetic inherited muscular degeneration while ALS is mutating gradual degeneration of motor neuron.

DMD only affects male children, where 1 out of every 3500 boys is a patient of this disease. The symptoms of DMD will start  to emerge from 4 years old, facing muscle degeneration and loss, gradually losing moving capabilities. In the end, patients’ heart and lung function will also be affected at around 20 years old.