June 20, 2015
April 21, 2015
There was a flash of pink at the Free Breast Prosthesis & Mastectomy Bra Scheme session organised at the Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre recently.
The event was organised in collaboration with the National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia (LPPKN), Can-Care Health System and Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA).
The centre’s chief executive officer Dr Mary C. H. Quah, said: “Detecting breast cancer early is key to keeping women alive while proper care ensures women have good quality of life after treatment."
LPPKN representative Dr Azura Bt. Abdullah said the board launched the scheme in April last year. She said as at January, about 750 patients from hospitals in Penang were eligible for the scheme.
LPPKN would also hand out free breast prostheses and bras by CanCare, the main supplier for breast prosthesis in Penang.
Its sales director, Damien Loke, said: “Successful applicants will have to attend a fitting session for a prosthesis and bra set. “Wearing a perfect fit set is important as it helps maintain posture, reduce frozen shoulder and bring back confidence to the survivor,”
Newly diagnosed female breast cancer patients are welcomed to apply for the free prosthesis set.
Those who have undergone a single or double mastectomy in either government or private hospitals, with a household income of less than RM5,000 per month and had never received the aid, can apply.
Among Friends Cancer Support Group president, Chee Goon Hoe, who is also a cancer survivor, said: “As cancer does not show any symptoms in early years, it is best to go for regular checkups.”
To increase breast cancer awareness, the centre is providing an outreach programme with free clinical breast examination to all Penangites together with BCWA via its Mobile Unit Reaching Nationwide with Information (Murni).
* This is a reproduction of my article published in The Malay Mail
September 30, 2014
‘The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang’ launched by Chief Minister of Penang, Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng
BY CK Lam
Hokkien Kongsi, Penang held their 158th Anniversary Dinner on 6th September 2014 at Chinese Recreation Club Restaurant Penang.
Khoo Kay Hock, the chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang welcomed the guests in his opening speech which highlighted the launching of the brand new book titled ‘The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang’ and the presentation of Title Deed to Chooi Bee Keong Temple in Jalan Tanjung Tokong.
Present to witness this milestone in the history of Hokkien Kongsi in Penang was Y.A.B.Tuan Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang. The Chief Minister presented a speech and launched the new book.
The hardcover book features exclusive photos and in depth information of the migration of the forefathers from Fujian, China to Penang and the development of the Goh Tai Seh Kongsis, namely Cheah, Khoo, Lim, Tan and Yeoh. The five kongsis located in the Heritage Enclave of Georgetown have helped Penang gain recognition by UNESCO as one of the world Heritage Sites on 7th July 2008.
The book published by The Phoenix Press Sdn Bhd is priced at RM100. Proceeds from the sale of the books will go towards the major renovation of Cheng Leong Keong Temple in Jelutong (better known as Tai Tay Yah Am).
September 15, 2014
September 14, 2014
September 09, 2014
September 05, 2014
August 24, 2014
August 09, 2014
|Cross road of Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling with Eu Yan Sang Building in front|
|Back lane between Jalan Kampung Malabar and Lebuh Campbell|
|Church Street Pier at Weld Quay|