The government is not prepared for the aging population

National Council of Senior Citizens Organisations Malaysia (NACSCOM) President, Datuk Dr Soon Ting Kueh in his speech at the JB Senior Citizens Association’s 25th Anniversary dinner held in Johor Bahru recently said that the government is not ready and prepared for an aging population. He urged the government to provide facilities for the aged in Malaysia. .

Soon Boon Keng, the secretary of the Senior Citizens’ Association Johor Bahru and the organizing chairman of the anniversary dinner, in his welcoming address reminded the proposal submitted to NACSCOM last year.

This proposal was to urge the government to issue a senior card to a person on reaching the age of 60 years.  This could be done through the National Registration Department or the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.  This senior card will enable all senior citizens aged 60 years and above to directly and conveniently enjoy whatever welfare, medical and health services and other benefits and concessions such as entrance fees to public places by just producing the senior card.

This year’s recipient of the Senior Citizens’ Association Johor Bahru’s Roll of  Honor went to See Pat Kuang, aged 65.  In his absence, his award was received by his wife Lilian Ooi.

More information on the Senior Citizen’s Association Johor Bahru and their activities are available at https://www.facebook.com/Jbseniorsca and telephone number 07-226 6176

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The theme of the celebration is ‘Upholding Knowledge, Glorifying Senior Citizens”
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Reaching out
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The welcoming Hohohaha Drum Circle group
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Guest of Honor Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad with his wife at the reception table
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Datuk Dr Soon Ting Kueh, President of NACSCOM
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Organizing Chairman, Soon Boon Keng
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Datuk Dr Soon Ting Kueh, President of NACSCOM
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Guest of Honor, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad
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Lilian Ooi received the Roll of Honor award on behalf of her husband, See Pat Kuang
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Lim Jit Ngoh, Director of the Johor Registrar of Societies, singing her heart out to her husband
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One of the senior citizen pelting out a touching song about a blind man
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Presentation of a souvenir from Soon Boon Keng to Datuk Dr Soon Ting Kueh