Lee: Give attention, financial assistance to those with autism

MIRI: The public can make a positive difference to the lives of people living with autism by donating to the Miri Autistic Association (PAM), which is in need of financial assistance.

Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin said the money would be used to treat, train and care for those living with autism.

Those with autism are also part of our society who need our attention, care and concern. Let us help by making a positive difference in their lives, he told thesundaypost recently.

Lee was met after presenting a cheque to the Miri Autistic Association (PAM) at his office in Senadin. The cheque, amounting to RM5,000, was a donation collected from the entry fees to the recent Pet Fair at Bintang Megamall.

It was jointly organised by See Hua Marketing Sdn Bhd, Miri Crocodile Farm-cum-Wildlife Park, Royces Tarantula and V-Pet Centre. The Pet Fair was mooted to raise funds for PAM and other needy charitable bodies. At the presentation, Lee also announced RM5,000 from his minor rural project (MRP) fund for the association.

PAMs president, Jerome Chia, was thankful for the caring gesture from the donors, and Lee as well. When asked, Chia said the association was in dire need of financial assistance to pay the salaries of three teachers and a volunteer.

We are a non-profit and non-governmental organisation surviving solely on fees from the members, donations from the corporate bodies, private businesses and the generosity of individuals, he said.

Elaborating on PAM, Chia revealed that it was registered with the Registry of Society, Miri in 2007 by a group of parents with autistic children. It was then approved as a Pusat Jagaan (Day Care Centre) on Aug 14 last year. Chia is assisted by the associations vice-president Molly Lau, secretary Datin Houng Kah Yeng and treasurer Jessica Che Cho Yin.

Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2015/05/31/lee-give-attention-financial-assistance-to-those-with-autism/

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