Community service also benefits participants, says Baram police chief

Gabriel (seated third from left) and Chua (seated third from right) pose for a group photo with the programme’s participants.

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MARUDI, August 2: Conducting community service for others has many benefits for volunteers, such as helping them to develop skills, network, and allow them to improve the quality of life of others, says Baram police chief, DSP Gabriel Risut.

He said this when speaking at a community service programme organised by Open University Malaysia (OUM) Miri, on Thursday morning at Marudi Home for the Aged at Jalan Sentosa.

More than 10 OUM Miri distance learning students, including Gabriel himself took part in the programme. Gabriel is in his final year of distance learning for a Degree in Psychology at OUM Miri.

Also present at the programme was Chua Seng Leong of Marudi Chinese Charitable Trust Board and representatives of the Chinese community in Baram.

Various activities were held during the programme, including ‘gotong-royong’ and presentation of food aid.

Meanwhile, Chua in his brief speech, lauded the efforts made by Miri OUM for organising the event. — DayakDaily