By Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 2: Bandar Kuching Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Kelvin Yii presented small contributions to express gratitude to the men and women in uniform including healthcare personnel who have willingly sacrificed time with family to serve the community during this festive season.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) and McDonald’s, the initiative treated first responders including police officers, firefighters, rescuers and medical personnel with simple but heartwarming meal for ‘Sahur’ in conjunction with Ramadhan.
The group visited three locations, namely the Emergency Room at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), Simpang Tiga Police Station and Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Tabuan Jaya.
“This is a gesture of gratitude and appreciation for our men and women in uniform as well as those on duty in this festive season,” Dr Yii said.
“The uniforms they wear become their festive clothing as they stand guard to prevent crime, respond to emergencies and protect the community,” he pointed out.
Dr Yii emphasised that many of these personnel have to be separated from their families and work throughout the festive season to ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of the community.
“This reflects their sacrifice, committment and dedication to their work and we are grateful for that,” he said.
“As such, in this festive season, we won’t forget them but we want to thank them for their sacrifices and appreciate the challenging jobs that they do.”
Dr Yii thus encouraged more private companies to do their part in giving back to society in efforts to build a loving, caring and grateful society. — DayakDaily