Head of the Vietnamese Liaison Committee in Johor Nguyen Nhu Hao presents gift to a Vietnamese person (Photo: VNA)  

The Vietnamese Liaison Committee in Johor state, home to a large number of Vietnamese people, has mobilized businesses and individuals to support those who are in difficult circumstances. The committee uses all collected money to buy rice, eggs and instant noodles to support disadvantaged people.

“Luckily, we are always in direct contact with the Vietnamese embassy. Meanwhile Malaysia restricts travel, the embassy sent a diplomatic note to Malaysian authorities to create favourable conditions for relief activity,” said Mr. Nguyen Nhu Hao, Head of the Vietnamese Liaison Committee in Johor state.  

He said that about one month ago, the committee presented over 60 gifts, and this time with the support from KOVA Paint Group the committee continues to present 200 gifts, each including rice, instant noodles and eggs, to people facing difficulty.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Le Quy Quynh said that since the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia, the Vietnamese Embassy issued a notice proposing Vietnamese citizens in the locality actively protect the health of themselves and the community against the pandemic.

After that, the embassy assigned its staff to contact relevant units, as well as charitable groups in localities of Malaysia, to verify and learn about the situation.

The Embassy launched a donation movement by sending a letter calling on the Vietnamese community to join hands to contribute, support and help those in need. So far, hundreds of difficult cases in Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Penang, Johor have been supported.

“I hope that these precious acts appear more and more, so that Vietnamese people in Malaysia will become a solidarity and mutual support community,” said Ambassador Quynh./.