Sunday, February 1, 2009

NSTP Fund for Gaza




Fund's RM5m will help Palestine rebuild itself


KUALA LUMPUR: The New Straits Times Press Fund for Gaza donated RM5 million to a Palestinian humanitarian fund to help the war-torn country rebuild itself.

NSTP chairman Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan handed a mock cheque to the wife of the deputy prime minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is chairman of Plea for Funds in the Name of Humanity (Rayuan Dana Atas Nama Kemanusian).

It was witnessed by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Sultanah Ke-dah Tuanku Haminah Hami-dun, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and Palestinian ambassador to Malaysia Abdelaziz Aboughosh.



NSTP chairman Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan (right) handing over
a RM5 million mock cheque to
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
It was witnessed by (from left)
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin
and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the chairman of Plea for Funds
in the Name of Humanity (Rayuan Dana Atas Nama Kemanusian).




The NSTP Fund for Gaza was launched on Jan 5 and has collected more than RM5.6 million. It is to aid Palestinians in the Gaza Strip following Israeli attacks in the territory.

NSTP was among a slew of corporations that had donated generously last night at a star-studded charity event.

Others include Yayasan Al-Bukhary which donated RM1.5 million, Berjaya Group (RM500,000), an anonymous donor (RM500,000), Permo-dalan Nasional Bhd (RM250,000) and Puncak Niaga (RM200,000).

The fund headed by Rosmah has collected RM10.7 million so far.

All donations will be channelled to Wisma Putra's Palestine Humanitarian Fund.

Rosmah said plans were afoot to implement special projects in Gaza.

"These include the rebuilding of hospitals and schools that were destroyed during the war."




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The fund, which will continue until March 7, now stands at RM5.6 million.

To contribute, the public and organisations can do the following:

- Bank in or transfer funds to Maybank account number 514105-320501 under the name NSTP Fund for Gaza;

- Write a cheque made out to the NSTP Fund for Gaza and send it to NSTP, 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur; or,

- Make cash donations at the cashier, NSTP, 31, Jalan Riong, Kuala Lumpur or at NSTP branch offices nationwide.

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(http://www.nst.com.my)

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