National Press Clubs Donates To Baby Damia
KUALA LUMPUR – The National Press Club (NPC) has donated RM3,000 to the journalist parents of four-month-old Nur Iman Damia, who is afflicted with heart problems since birth after her twin sister was delivered stillborn.
The donation from the NPC’s Journalist Welfare Fund was handed over by its executiev council member M Ghazemy Mahmud to the baby’s parents, Muhammad Basir Abu Bakar, a reporter with Kosmo and Noor Azlina Jaafar, a photograher with Utusan Malaysia.
At the mock cheque handing over ceremony at the NPC clubhouse here, the parents said the family will be celebrating Aidilfitri at the mother’s hometown in Taiping.
Nur Iman Damia, who was born last April 8 at the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) and warded at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, has been released from the hospital.
Meanwhile, NPC president Mokhtar Hussain said in a statement that although the club is more of a recreational club, it’s Journalist Welfare Fund was giving out contributions from time to time as part of NPC’s social responsibility to assist members of the profession who are in need.
“It is just a good coincidence that we are giving out the donation a few days ahead of Aidilfitri,” he said.
He added that the club also donated RM2,000 to Bernama stringer Tajul Safuan Abu Hassan in Ipoh, who has a heart condition. The donation was handed over by Bernama Perak bureau chief Muna Khalid.
Those who wish to donate to Nur Iman Damia can also do so to Tabung Untukmu Damia at account number 114253446156 (Maybank). – BERNAMA