ISLAMABAD: The Malaysian government has donated US $1 million to be utilised by Mercy Malaysia, a leading relief agency, to help redevelopment efforts in Sindh in the wake of last year’s floods. The announcement was made by Deputy Minister Foreign Affairs A Kohilan Pillay. The organisation’s President, Dato’ Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd. Perdaus and Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia Khalid Masood appreciated the generosity, adding that this would go a long way in boosting bilateral relations. “Mercy Malaysia is genuinely heartened by the support of the Malaysian government to contribute to the cause. With this generosity, we are confident that we will be able to respond to the disaster with more impetus and to greater effect” Dato added. The body will undertake a series of projects, including installation of toilets, hand-pumps, distribution of relief kits, provision of Primary Healthcare Services and reconstruction and rehabilitation of health centres.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2012.