Charity dinner raised RM 1.5 million
A charity dinner event commemorating MBJB’s silver jubilee was held recently at Persada, attended by Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal, also representing His Highness DYMM Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
The event raised funds for NGOs, its main five beneficiaries being: Yayasan Raja Zarith Sofia Negeri Johor, Yayasan Bandaraya Johor Bahru, Rumah Seri Kenangan Johor Bahru, Persatuan Cerebral Palsy Johor, and Persatuan Down Syndrome Johor Bahru. Up till 22nd September 2019, the dinner event has raised RM1,503,000. Five of these organisations were chosen based on the programmes they have held for the benefit of society, especially people of Johor in education, welfare, social, and more.
More donations will be channelled in stages to other chosen organisations.
This would be the second time MBJB is hosting a charity dinner event. Last year’s inaugural event raised RM 1.11 million and it was donated to fourteen welfare organisations in Johor.
Come 1st January 2020, MBJB’s main office will move to its new building in One Bukit Senyum. It is currently at its last phase of development.
Johor Bahru was granted its city status on 1st January 1994. Past mayors and past secretaries also attended the event to celebrate the city’s success and achievements, honouring their contributions the last quarter of the century.
Celebrity performers who were invited included Jalaluddin Hassan, Farahdhiya, Miss Malaysia 2014 Dewi Liana Seriestha and veteran singer Jamal Abdillah.