Mercy volunteers help clean up Jeram beach

Last update: 21/12/2019

KUALA SELANGOR, Dec 21 -- About 100 Medical Relief Society Malaysia (Mercy Malaysia) volunteers have given their commitment to help clean up the beach in the Jeram area here.

Mercy Malaysia vice president 111 Prof Dr Shalimar Abdullah said the programme was aimed at looking after the cleanliness of the beach and contributing to the balance of the eco-system in the surrounding areas.

‘’The programme is also implemented in conjunction with the International Volunteer Day which is feted in December each year.

‘’Through this programme, we collect garbage, food and drink wastes and discarded items for a 1.2 km along the beach,’’ she told reporters after the programme today.

She said the programme would indirectly boost public awareness on the importance of looking after marine lives and foster a positive habit to boost the qualities of their lives.

‘’We must preserve the beauty of beaches. We must also ensure marine lives are free of dirt and pollutions as they are also our source of food,’’ she added.

-- BERNAMA