Malaysian Bishops pledge RM1 million in Solidarity Fund against COVID-19

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia (CBCM) has pledged a sum of RM1 million towards the Malaysia Solidarity COVID-19 Fund which was initiated by the Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia.

Jun 22, 2021

Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur and Selangor donate ICU equipment to the Sungai Buloh Hospital. (The Star photo)


KUALA LUMPUR:
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia (CBCM) has pledged a sum of RM1 million towards the Malaysia Solidarity COVID-19 Fund which was initiated by the Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia.

The CBCM, together with other religious  organisations and NGOs, have given their endorsement and support for this initiative,  Fr Michael Chua said in a chancery notice released on June 18.

“This is an emergency fund in response to the urgent call for help from our public hospitals and healthcare professionals for the supply  of varied medical equipment to cope with the  high number of critical COVID-19 patients.

“The CBCM has pledged a sum of RM1  million for the above fund and the archbishops/bishops of the conference would like to  urge all the faithful to support this worthy cause by making a donation to this fund.”

All donations are to go to the Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia’s bank account as detailed below. For tax-exempt receipts, please provide  full name, identification number and address. This is a purpose specific fund where 100 per cent of funds raised will be utilised for the  stated purposes. Details of equipment donated  will be published and updated in Tzu Chi’s  website (www.tzuchi.my/en/).

The Malaysia Solidarity COVID-19 Fund(Tzu Chi) will cease by end of June 2021 (MJD News Update #44).

Malaysia as of June 17 has 66,097 active COVID-19 cases, with 909 in the ICU and 441 needing ventilators. Since the pandemic began we have had a total of 678,764 cases with 4,202 coronavirus-related deaths reported.

How to Donate

Bank: Malayan Banking Berhad
Name: Tabung Kebajikan Dan Pendidikan 
Yayasan Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Malaysia
(TBG KBJ & PDDKN YSN)
Account Number: 5124 9112 5866
Or
FPX & Credit Card: https://onlinedonation. tzuchi.my/
Other ways: https://www.tzuchi.my/en/ donate

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Anna Leeaosh99@hotmail,com
I went into the Tsu Chi website and there was no special fund for this.