Sarawak govt appreciates Sin Ee Koo Hu Chu Association’s efforts in meeting needs of elderly

Dr Sim (front row, fifth right), received a momento from Chan while others look on during the Kuching Sin Ee Koo Hu Chu Association 76th anniversary dinner at Grand Riverine Ballroom on August 9, 2023.

KUCHING, August 9: Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian applauds the effort of
Kuching Sin Ee Koo Hu Chu Association for building a recreation and elderly care centre.

He said such a centre is much needed as Kuching City is facing the new era of an ageing population from 2027 to 2028 onwards.

“It is timely to set up such facilities to help the authorities in the city to cater for the ageing population,” he said in his speech at the association’s 76th-anniversary dinner at Grand Riverine Ballroom, Jalan Petanak, tonight.

He said recently Kuching South City Council (MBKS) and Curtin University Malaysia had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to actively work together to prepare Kuching City to be more aged-friendly under World Health Organization (WHO) Aged-Friendly Cities Framework.

“It is commendable for the Chinese association to take proactive steps in this direction and it is always noted that many associations play important roles in building Sarawak and the nation towards sustainability and prosperity.

“The Sarawak government appreciate such efforts, and one of the ways to help our ageing society is the introduction of the Kenyalang Gold Card,” said Dr Sim who is also Health, Housing and Local Government Minister.

He said the Sarawak government’s approach reflects its commitment to taking care of the well-being of the people even until their golden years.

“So let’s work together to ensure Sarawak become a high-income region by 2030 and for the prosperity of all in the future,” he said.

MBKS Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, Padawan Municipal Council chairman Tan Kai, Kuching Sin Ee Koo Hu Chu Association Chairman Penghulu Thian Sing Hua and the anniversary dinner organising chairman Chan Cheng Kiat were also present. — DayakDaily