Published on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The two-hour "Flashmob 4 Gaza" was jointly organised by Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam (Gamis) Sabah led by its Vice Chairman Khairul Azlee Mohd Yunus, Gamis Sarawak Vice Chairman Mohd Ibrahim, Sinergi Gerakan Mahasiswi (Sigma) Sabah led by its representative Haslisa Hariono and Persatuan Siswazah Sabah (PSS) representative Jenno Jamil.
They gathered near the Masjid Jamek and Ramadan Bazaar site in Sandakan at about 1pm on Friday and called for a ceasefire while collecting donations for the people in Gaza.
"We managed to collect RM738.25 which will be handed over to our NGO Muslim Care team who will channel the funds to the people there," said Khairul.
He said this initiative was taken to create awareness on what was happening in Palestine.
"We condemn the attacks on civilians in Gaza, which has resulted in a total of 738 deaths," he said, adding that the figure might be higher than what was actually recorded.
Meanwhile, a non-governmental organisation, comprising 26 volunteers organised a donation campaign dubbed 'Ops Tabung - From Gaza with Love (Borneo to Gaza)' at the Gaya Street Sunday market here.
The Borneo Branch Coordinator's representative Sabahrullah Ishak who spoke on behalf of the group said their objective was to collect donations from the people.
He said the two-hour campaign started at 10am on Sunday and that they managed to collect a total of RM763 since they launched the donation drive over three days, adding that they aim to obtain RM60,000 from donations Statewide.
"We will hold this campaign until September after which the funds will be handed over to the people of Gaza via Nadir Al-Nuri Kamaruzzaman, a Malaysian residing there," said Sabahrullah.