Young legal trio urges Malaysians to lend a helping hand to those affected by MCO
Arjun Mohanakrishnan theSundaily Fri, Mar 27, 2020
From left: Teeruvarasu, Kuhan Raj and Nicole Pereira
PETALING JAYA: Lawyers Teeruvarasu, Kuhan Raj and Nicole Pereira in an open letter acknowledged that certain sections of the Malaysian populace may be sidelined during the Movement Control Order, and appealed to Malaysians to offer assistance.
Pointing out there are numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs) assisting front liners and the vulnerable, the lawyers appealed to Malaysians to at least donate food or money.
“Award-winning local author Hanna Alkaf has compiled a list of funds via a website she recently set up known as http://www.kitajaga.us.” they said in an open letter.
Explaining what ‘kitajagakita’ is all about, the lawyers said, “We match people who want to help (the rakyat, corporate sponsors) with people who need help (affected individuals, groups, medical community) via various civil society initiatives.”
They also shed light to a man named Dharran who has collaborated with ‘Gajaa at 8’ and The Lost Food Project, who are currently providing meals to laid-off blue-collared workers until the MCO is over.
“All financial donations are detailed on Gajaa at 8’s Facebook Page as well as the The Lost Food Project’s Facebook Page,” they said.
From: THE SUN DAILY, MALAYSIA Fri, Mar 27, 2020