Needy groups get RM28,000 in Deepavali bash
November 4, 2011
MCA Kelana Jaya parliamentary liason officer Ong
Chong Swen has called on society to devote more
kindness to the less fortunate during festive
seasons at a deepavali bash in PJS10 recently.
She said Malaysian irrespective
of race and religion have always been
celebrating various festivals together, and that
unique culture should be extended to the less
“The Hindu observes Deepavali as
the ‘festival of light’ while the Sikh community
ushers it in as a ‘celebration of freedom’,”
“Nevertheless, Malaysians at
large will celebrate the festival together,” she
Ong contributed a total of
RM28,000 to 12 Indian NGOs and Hindu temple
committees to be channeled to the needy.
She said the fund came from her
parliamentary allocations as well as other
The 1000-odd crowd celebration
was graced by MIC president G. Palanivel, who
also handed out financial aid to 800 people.