Sarawak Gas, Welfare Dept bring CNY cheer to the disabled in Bintulu

Staff of PCSB Sarawak Gas (second left) with staff of the Welfare Department Bintulu (JKM) (left) visiting home-based OKU patient Michael Lok Sze Ming, 17, to distribute food hamper and ang pow.

BINTULU, Feb 18: Petronas, through its subsidiary Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd — Sarawak Gas (Sarawak Gas), collaborated with Bintulu Welfare Department (JKM) to celebrate Chinese New Year with 62 residents of Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti (PDK) Gemilang and PDK Bintulu recently.

Sarawak Gas also donated new tables, chairs and cabinets to the rehabilitation centres, which provides therapies to people with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome (DS), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy and global development delay.

The event, held at PDK Gemilang, was officiated at by Datin Dr Zaliha Abdullah, wife of Minister of Integrity and Ombudsman Datuk Talib Zulpilip, who is also the patron for PDK Gemilang. Also present were chairpersons of PDK Gemilang and PDK Bintulu as well as Sarawak Gas senior general manager Morris Mail.

PDK Gemilang patron Dr Zaliha (third right) inspecting the quality of donation items by Petronas to PDK Gemilang accompanied by Morris (second from left). Petronas Carigali Sarawak Gas donated brand new tables, chairs and book cabinets to PDK Gemilang for the centre’s daily therapy class sessions with their OKU clients.
PDK Gemilang patron Dr Zaliha (right), accompanied by Morris (centre) taking a photo for remembrance after distributing ang pow to an OKU child attending the programme.

Speaking at the event, Morris said: “The Sentuhan Kasih Tahun Baru Cina programme is part of Petronas’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to reach out to those in need during festive seasons and is in line with the Petronas’ CSR strategic pillars — Education, Community Well-being & Development and Environment.

“This event would not be possible without the support of JKM.”

Staff and volunteers from Sarawak Gas and JKM also visited three bedridden patients, aged 18 and 19, who are registered under PDK Bintulu at their respective homes. They distributed food and ang pow to the three patients. — DayakDaily