| Johor Bahru, Malaysia | 1 March 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Malaysian Sikh Union (MSU) Johor has managed to secure for the third consecutive year funding from a foundation formed by a Malaysian tycoon.
The RM35,000 received from the Better Malaysia Foundation (BMF), an outfit founded by Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, will be channeled towards MSU Johor’s on-going efforts to assist single mothers and needy families.
“The funds will go towards helping families in need of assistance. We have been giving RM300 per month to some 30 families since the last six years,” MSU Johor chairman Ranjeet Singh tells Asia Samachar.
Tan is the founder of Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya Corp Bhd.
BFM gave out RM1 million in total to 39 charitable organisation, with MSU Johor being the only Sikh oganisation on the recipient list.
Ranjeet says other Sikh organisations should also attempt to tap funding assistance from the foundation.
MSU Johor, which has received the same amount from BFM in 2014 and 2015, have also been receiving an annual grant of RM50,000 from the Johore state government.
Ranjeet and MSU Johor exco member Manjeet Singh attended the cheque presentation ceremony on 21 Feb 2016 with Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah as the guest of honour.
Among others, MSU Johor also contributes towards games and sports on yearly basis to Johor Sikh Sports Council and hosted Vaisakhi open houses, said Ranjeet.
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