MEDIA RELEASE

Medical Gloves Contributed by Malaysia-China Silk Route Chamber destined for other provinces in China

 

Today I am witnessing the sending off of 3.75 million pieces of hand gloves (both latex powder free and powdered types) and 20,000 pieces of protective clothing for medical use to China.

The medical gloves are donated by Malaysia-China Silk Route Chamber to be sent Hunan, Hubei, Hainan, Shandong and Guangdong.

Before this, Malaysia has pledged to contribute 18 million pieces of medical gloves in total to China through Malaysia Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) with nine rubber glove manufacturers in Malaysia had stepped forward for the cause.

This time the Malaysia-China Silk Route Chamber has came forward to heed the various requisitions for aid in kind from its counterparts and stakeholders from different parts of China. The requests were received during Lunar New Year where factories were mostly closed.

We are not duplicating the inaugural effort made by the local NGOs in aid of Wuhan, but instead zero in on municipalities contagiously hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Business Chamber is spearheading an ad hoc Aid- in -kind program, titled " To China With Love ". It has to solicit monetary sponsorship as well as to procure the necessary items for medical use, which are accepted by the Chinese authorities.

YB TERESA KOK
Minister of Primary Industries
PUTRAJAYA 7 February 2020