Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fund set up for Myanmar cyclone victims

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 ─ The Foreign Ministry has set up a special fund for people to make contributions to victims of tropical cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.

Called the Nargis Disaster Fund, Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said people can start contributing from yesterday via cheques payable to "Tabung Bencana Kementerian Luar Negeri".

He said the public can also contact the chief accountant of the Foreign Ministry, Mohammed Zamberi Othman, at 03-8887-4251 or 03-8889-2924 to make payments.
"We will send the contributions to the Myanmar government to be disbursed to the victims," he told reporters at Parliament lobby.

Abdul Rahim also said the government was making arrangements to send relief aid in the form of food supplies to Myanmar on Sunday via a special flight by the Royal Malaysian Air Force. ─ Bernama

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