Working together to help the vulnerable

In this current situation where the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic, many are struggling to make ends meet.

May 31, 2020

By Bernard Anthony
In this current situation where the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic, many are struggling to make ends meet.

In Malaysia, some 610,000 people are unemployed so far and millions more worldwide. The migrant community, as well as those in the B40 group, are the hardest hit.

The Indonesian migrants in Bandar Seri Coalfields who are construction workers have been unable to draw daily wages for the past two months.

Fr VA Michael, the parish priest of the Church of St Paul the Hermit in Bestari Jaya who has been ministering to these 35 Catholic families for the past five years, expressed his concern when he heard  of their predicament.

For the past six weeks, Fr VA has managed to get a few well-wishers and sponsors to chip in and purchased provisions amounting to  RM7,000 to feed the migrants.

Fr VA also received RM2000 worth of provisions from some friends in Kuala Lumpur who came to Desa Coalfields on May  23. The migrants were delighted to see the care and love of these Catholics who wanted to do their part in the mission of the Church to reach out to those in need, es pecially during the MCO/ Conditional MCO, where these migrants have  not been earning a salary for a couple of months already.

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