Unity through acts of charity

On February 4, 2016, in In The News, Wanita MCA

PUTRAJAYA: The National Unity and Integration Department (JPNIN) will be organising hospital visits as part of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW). Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Joseph Kurup said the state departments would be organising the harmony visits at hospitals in their respective states. “The theme that we have chosen for [...]

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Shunned over leprosy stigma

On February 4, 2016, in Community Highlights, Wanita MCA

SUNGAI BULOH: The serene surroundings of the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement hides the compelling tales of its inhabitants past and present. Lu Kim Heong, 72, first came to the settlement in 1962, back when the leprosy was a disease feared and misunderstood by many. “People were afraid of us then, even workers at the hospital! [...]

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Wanita MCA brings festive cheer to needy families in Negri Sembilan

On January 29, 2016, in Community Highlights, Wanita MCA

Not wanting the underprivileged to miss out on the upcoming festivities, Negri Sembilan Wanita MCA gathered the support of generous donors to contribute cash to 100 needy families statewide. Wanita MCA deputy chairman and state chapter head Datuk Seri Lee Pit Chern said families that were in need of a little festive cheer were identified [...]

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Bercham residents learn how to prepare four specialities for Chinese New Year

On January 28, 2016, in Community Highlights, Wanita MCA

AROUND 450 residents of the Bercham area gathered at the Glamour Square mall in Bercham to learn how to whip up finger-licking good dishes this Chinese New Year. They took some time off to witness a cooking demonstration by renowned Penang-born chef Philip Yoong as he taught them how to make four special dishes suitable [...]

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Wanita MCA sets up legal panel on religious conversion issues

On January 18, 2016, in In The News, Wanita MCA

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita MCA has set up a legal committee to address issues relating to religious conversion in the country, said its chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie (pic). The team, led by Wanita MCA vice-chairman Wong You Fong and comprising members from non-governmental organisations, aims to find solutions to the problems in light of the [...]

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Wanita MCA to spread CNY joy at leprosy colony

On January 18, 2016, in In The News, Wanita MCA

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita MCA is going to spread the Lunar New Year joy to a forgotten corner in Sungai Buloh near here. Its chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie said members would visit the Valley of Hope, the former Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement – a place which once was cut off from the outside world. “We [...]

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Lawyer: Indira sought to challenge Registrar of Conversions’ administrative act

On January 12, 2016, in In The News, Wanita MCA

PETALING JAYA: Only the civil court has the jurisdiction to hear kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi’s case, said lawyer and social observer Art Harun. He noted that Indira’s case sought to challenge the administrative act by the Registrar of Conversions that issued certificates of conversion for her children – without any application. “The Syariah Court [...]

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Wanita MCA: Laws governing child conversion should be amended

On January 11, 2016, in In The News, Wanita MCA

PETALING JAYA: Recommendations made by the Cabinet committee set up to tackle issues related to Muslim converts should be formalised in law, says Datuk Heng Seai Kie (pic). The Wanita MCA chairman also made several suggestions to the committee, saying that the parents should determine the child’s religion. She said in the case of a dispute, [...]

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Recommendations by Cabinet’s committee on conversion must be formalised in law

On January 11, 2016, in Statements & Commentaries, Wanita MCA

11 January 2016 Press statement by Wanita MCA National Chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie Recommendations by Cabinet’s committee on conversion must be formalised in law The Cabinet’s announcement that three Ministers ie Health Minister Dato’ Seri Dr S Subramaniam, Culture and Tourism Minister Dato’ Seri Nazri and Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Dato’ Seri [...]

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