IPOH: SECOND Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah gave RM157,000 to eight organisations at a presentation ceremony at Restaurant Hup Mui in Jalan Jelapang Chemor recently.
The organisations receiving the allocations were Persatuan Tai Chi & Senaman Bandar Baru Tambun; Victory Life Training Centre, Chemor; Pertubuhan Penganut Dewa Chai Sin Yah, Beruas; Persatuan Perpaduan 1 Malaysia 1 Hati Ipoh; PIBG SMJK Sam Tet; Persatuan Murid Tua Chong Hwa; Persatuan Kebajikan Masyarakat Rakyat Tambun Perak and Rukun Tetangga Tanah Hitam Chemor.
The allocations, among others were for upgrading infrastructure and organisational activities.
Husni said Malaysia was unique as it had people of various races staying together as one family. Husni said that when he was in school he had asked his Indian schoolmate to help him with his English and his Chinese schoolmate to help him with Mathematics.
“I still remember when I was in Year Three, my teacher told me, ‘Husni no talking,’ but I went home and told my mother the teacher had asked me to buy stockings,” he said.
“I was also the envy of my university mates as I always scored good grades in Mathematics,” said Husni thanks to the help of his Chinese schoolmate.
“This is a great nation and if we continue to love and respect each other, the future generation will thrive,” he added.