Malaysian Astronaut To Continue Raising Funds To Build Hospital In Palestine

KOTA BAHARU, Nov 25 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Islamic Organisations Consultative Council will continue its nationwide tour to raise funds for the construction of the biggest paediatric hospital in Palestine.

Malaysian Astronaut Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha, who is also the fundraising committee chairman, said it was hoped that the hospital, which would be built with the cooperation from the Malaysian government at a cost of RM100 million, would enable the children in the Gaza Strip to enjoy a better healthcare service.

The council has also donated US$60,000 to Palestine through a recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, Sheikh Muszaphar said.

He said this after paying a courtesy call on Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, in conjunction with the council’s tour to the state, here Friday.

“After this, we will continue our fundraising tour to other states, including Penang,” he added

(www.bernama.com / 25.11.2011)

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