Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia
(Malaysian Red Crescent, Miri Chapter)
Lot 312, Lorong 1, Jalan Bulan Sabit
P.O.Box 370, 98007, Miri, Sarawak
Tel: 085-411121 / 428032
Fax: 085-420479

Chairman's Review - 2006

YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam
Chapter Chairman, Miri

In our plenty, there are people who still live in poverty and sufferings. But on reflection I am encouraged to note that we've great hearts. Many of us have put into countless hours of voluntary services for our society. Our volunteers have acted selflessly and through our acts and sacrifices we have made a difference in the lives of the needs in our midst. Indeed I am proud we still hold true to the vision as espoused by our beloved founder Henry Dunant.

Supporting and caring for the poor and needy is always at the heart of our activity. It is heartening to note that Our Sunflower Daycare Center and Dialysis Center continued to improve and expand our services and support to the society. I observed that Miri society appreciate the contributions you have made and has been very supportive of our mission.

To be a volunteer was to be selfless, to take on additional responsibilities without compensation. Indeed there could be no reward, not even recognition for volunteerism. At least not in this life. To all our volunteers who work tirelessly and selflessly I wish to put into record our society’s sincere appreciation for all that you have done. Credit goes to Dr Mattu Dom and his dedicated committee members for maintaining 100% voluntary blood donation again for the 17th times. Our youth also deserve our praise for winning our state First Aid Competition. I wish to thanks the Emergency Response team for their contribution in relief operations locally and overseas. Disasters are unfortunate incidences, and therefore we must be well trained and ever ready to be mobilized on short notices.

Community & health issues are becoming an important concern in our society. However, thanks to the work of our Health & Community Services are complementing the roles of the Health Ministry in creating a healthy society.

Fund raising is becoming very challenging today, but I am proud to report that through the effort of the Flag Sale, Dance For Humanity, Jumble Sale, and Thrift Shop committee we were able to finance a major portion of our expenditure.

Celebrating World Red Crescent & Red Cross Day, and organizing Annual Parade is an important activity remind us of our origin and our mission. It also helps to strengthen our solidarity, and provide us an opportunity to recognize our dedicated and deserving members and supporters.

Regardless of our standing in society, each of us is called upon to responsibly act and contribute towards the greater good of all. I am encouraged to note that we a strong and energetic voluntary and community sector in our society. We owe our gratitude and appreciation to the government, private sector, the general public, the media, benefactors and well-wishers for their strong support given to us throughout the year. I take this opportunity to express my appreciation to our past and present officials, volunteers and staff members who have given us loyal support and total commitment. I want to thank all of you for that, and I look forward to our partnership going from strength to strength in the years to come.

Thank you.

Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam
MRCS Miri Chapter