200 families get 'ang pows' from mystery donor

Chew giving ‘ang pow’ to Ooi Siew Mooi, 56 (right) and Henry Wong, 17 (centre) during the MCA Chinese New Year Care Project 2016 at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur. Looking on is Henry’s mother Wong Yoke Leng, 55 (left).

PETALING JAYA: An anonymous philanthropist has made the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration more joyous for 200 families here.

"The money was donated by a kind-hearted entrepreneur. He has being doing this continuously (through MCA) for about 10 years now," said MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who handed out ang pow and treats like kuih kapit to the single parents and families in need.

"He doesn't even pass us the money himself. He would get his representatives to get ready the ang pow which they would then give to us to distribute," she said.

The gifts were given out yesterday in conjunction with MCA's CNY Care Project 2016, an annual charity event that provides aid to the needy during the Lunar New Year period.

Each family received RM400(S$137) while children were given RM10 ang pow.

Chew said MCA, on its part, would give out mandarin oranges to the families.

The families were also treated to lunch, paid for by the same Good Samaritan.

She said that the "mystery man" went by many names.

"Over the phone, sometimes he would address himself as Daniel. Other times, he would say that his name is Edward. Of course, I know who he is, but I can't tell you his real name," she said.

She said the monetary aid was given out to help ease the burden of the families.

"I think the money he donated this time was at least RM90,000, including the lunch," she said.