KUALA LUMPUR, 2008/05/13(Tue):
Malaysians can contact the Foreign Ministry or its consular division for information on their relatives in China’s Sichuan province which was hit by an earthquake yesterday.→ [more info]
Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said he was informed by the Malaysian Consul General in Kunming there was no information as yet on whether Malaysians were injured in the disaster.
“The people can contact the ministry at 03-8887 4000 for the latest information on their relatives,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby, here.
He said between 200 and 300 Malaysians were in Sichuan province on business, tourism or other matters.
“We have not decided on a travel advisory but those who wish to travel to China are advised to exercise caution as there could be more tremors,” he said.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan yesterday, toppling many buildings and killing up to 9,000 people.
(I strongly recommend you all to donate to this aid fund. It is a very creditable and trustable fund, they've engaged in charity since 2001)
FOR YAYASAN SIN CHEW, send/Direct Bank In cheques to:
YAYASAN SIN CHEW
2-12479-00043019 (RHB Bank)
or send to 星洲日报总社义款部 19, Jalan Semangat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Established in 2001, it is the official charity arm of Sin Chew Daily. It provides a reliable and transparent channel for donors to contribute towards the needy regardless of age, race, creed or religion. Projects include Rumah Charis, Project Love, WeCare Sponsor-A-Child, Cambodia Education Project, Society of the Interpreters For The Deaf and bursaries for poor students.
Tel: 03-7965 8675
For ppl that can read Mandarin.
(I'm not sure whether are they aiding Myanmar only or they aid both China and Myanmar.)
Account's name: MERCY Humanitarian Fund
Account no. : 5621 - 7950 - 4126
ABA Swift Code: MBB EMY KLA
Address: MAYBANK BERHAD, 20G-28G, Jalan Wawasan 4/5, Bandar Baru Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
For Maybank2u.com users, donate here.
The Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Society has set up a fund in aid of earthquake victims in Sichuan Province in China.
To contribute to the Buddhist Tzu Chi International Relief Fund, Malaysians can send their cheques made payable to the Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Society to the association's office at 316, Jalan Macalister, 10460 Penang.
They can also bank the cheques into Maybank account 507013126489 at 9, Union Street; or Public Bank account 3102212517 at 87, Lebuh Bishop.
Donations can be made online at www.maybank2u.com.my or www.pbebank.com.
Donors should mail their bank-in slip, name, MyKad number and address to the society for the issuance of receipts.
These info are taken from this website.
Kudos to them! Good job! Thank you for compiling these data.
Help the Sichuan, China Earthquake Victims / 帮助四川地震灾民
May 14, 2008 - lifeinmotion
Click on the “paypal” button
The site is in Chinese only, but I have read it. One key point to know about your donation there:
1. The FULL amount of your donation will be transferred to the Red Cross Society of China.
The website provides full transparency on how its funds are distributed.
I Googled the foundation and found quite a bit of press coverage, so I felt comfortable posting it as a donation destination.
Additional information regarding relief efforts by the American Red Cross is provided here
A recent post in this group mentions the possibility that donations to the American Red Cross does not fully transfer over to the Red Cross Society of China. I am attempting to reach the local director of the Red Cross in my area for a clarification on the exact use of fund for everyone, but probably won’t get an answer until tomorrow afternoon.
If anyone has any clarification on the matter please let everyone know ASAP.
All this being said, ARC does have a four star rating from Charity Navigator for its effective use of donations. http://www.charitynavigator.org/...43.htm
And your donation will be used specifically for the Chinese Relief effort.
However, your donation maybe be put to best use by directly wiring money to the Red Cross Society of China (listed in the CHINA section) or through Jet Li’s One Foundation (listed in the INTERNATIONAL section) rather than the American Red Cross.
More updates to come.
Account name: Red Cross Society of China
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China:
人民币开户行: 中国工商银行 北京分行东四南支行
Foreign Current Donations:
CITIC Bank branch:
Hotline: (8610) 65139999
Red Cross Society of China website: www.redcross.org.cn
Thank you Clare Gu for the notification!
source: Jun Xuen