Country Garden, the developer of the much maligned Forest City project is apparently one of the main sponsors of this event,
I think that's very good of them.
Other main sponsors of the charity dinner are QI Group of Companies, which is the platinum sponsor; Sunway Group Berhad, UEM Group Berhad and F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd.
As mentioned in the report, other organisations which have pledged contributions are BIMB Holdings Bhd; Bank Rakyat; Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd; Sime Darby Plantations; Pos Malaysia Bhd; Bank Simpanan Nasional; Hong Leong Bank; Constance Westwood; Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd; RHB Bank; Sirim Bhd; NIKON Malaysia; Maybank and AirAsia.
Also mentioned in the report was the plight of former NST journalist Jason Gerald. I actually received this about Jason via WhatsApp from a journalist friend a few days ago,
It is good that NPC is making the effort to assist journalists such as Jason in their time of needs.
Also commendable are all those companies such as Country Garden for contributing to the welfare of journalists.
Hopefully more will contribute to the good cause, particularly media companies such as Star Publication, Media Prima, The Edge Group, Astro, Malaysiakini, Malaysian Insight, etc.
After all, the fund collected by NPC is for the welfare of their journalists or those who once worked for them as journalists.
Actually I think it's a bit weird if the media companies are not at the forefront of the effort.
Meanwhile, another journalist friend who was at the NPC's AGM last night forwarded this picture of the club's newly elected committee members,
All the best to the new NPC team and hopefully they can further improve the good work of taking care of journalists' welfare.