Earthquake Jolts SW China
KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia's Penang Chinese Chamber of
Commerce (PCCC) will donate 500,000 ringgit (152,905 U.S. dollars) for the
earthquake victims in Sichuan province, China through the Chinese embassy in
The amount came from a donation drive organized by PCCC and the Penang
Chinese Assembly Hall's fund-raising committee, PCCC's president Khor Teng Tong
told a press conference in Malaysian northern Penang state on Friday.
"Various companies and individuals who are sympathetic towards the
earthquake victims have contributed to the fund," the national news agency
Bernama quoted Khor as saying.
The collection will be handed over to the embassy on May 21.
The PCCC has also donated 20,000 ringgit (6,116 U.S. dollars) to the Nargis
Cyclone victims in Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta.