Sivasangaran Kumaran isn’t your everyday father. That’s because on August 30, 2018, the father of two will be climbing the 13,435-foot Mount Kinabalu, all for good cause.The senior service deliver manager with Microsoft Malaysia will be climbing Mount Kinabalu in an effort to create awareness on challenges faced by Malaysia’s rare disease children and their caregivers.
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Food, a substance so ubiquitous and so readily available in infinite forms in the streets of Malaysia at any time of day. Yet it is a common feature to see an elderly scavenging the dumpsters for leftovers or begging restaurant patrons to spare them some change for their next meal.
A video clip of the police spraying protesters with high pressure water cannons during the 2007 Bersih rally changed Yu Ren Chung’s outlook of life. For him, that was the moment he was exposed to activism in Malaysia. He was then studying abroad. When he saw protesters being hit with water, he pondered as to why the government was doing that to its own citizens?
Lee Yee Seng had a reason to set up the Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA) – his two daughters have been diagnosed with Pompe Disease, a genetic condition.
Sharon Lee had always been passionate about being involved in charity and community programmes. It was nurtured in her from young as she was actively involved in the Leo Club during her schooling days back in the 80s. Subsequently, this passion of hers came in very useful when she was gifted with a special needs daughter.
This may be world champion boxer and Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s final match but he’s far from hanging up his boxing gloves for good. His next goal is free universal education for all.
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