The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia prepared health packs containing face masks, antibacterial wipes, Chinese medicine and a brochure on COVID-19 for 57 Chinese international students who are studying at UTAR Sungai Long Campus and currently staying in Malaysia. The health packs were delivered to Sungai Long Campus from Kuala Lumpur International Airport with the assistance of China Student Association Malaysia. The Department of International Student Services (DISS) of Sungai Long Campus was assigned to oversee the distribution of the items.
The health packs consist of face masks, antibacterial wipes, Chinese medicine and a brochure on COVID-19
Staff in charge of the distribution were DISS Sungai Long Head Foo Wai Wai and staff Ng Chee Hong. Foo expressed his gratitude to the China Embassy for their contribution and the China Student Association Malaysia for further ensuring the safety of the Chinese international students. He also mentioned that the health packs will offer the Chinese international students a peace of mind in view of this pandemic. “Looking at the Chinese medicine in the health pack, the students would probably feel like they are in their mother country,” added Foo.
From left: Foo and Ng packing up the items before distributing to the students
“The University is very grateful for the contribution of China Embassy and China Student Association Malaysia. The university will continue to prioritise the safety and protection of students through the safety and precautionary measures executed. The health pack is very helpful for our Chinese international students as they can wear the masks when they go out. I believe students will be very happy once they receive these health packs from their mother country,” UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat expressed his gratitude to the China Embassy and China Student Association Malaysia.
He added, “Students must do their part to abide by the rules, especially the Movement Control Order (MCO), in view of this pandemic. They should practise social distancing, frequently wash their hands, wear a mask where necessary and avoid mass gatherings.”
Ng (left) distributing the health packs to Chinese international students