Wednesday March 6, 2013
Indian association pledges money to help families of slain cops
MIRI: The Miri Indian Association has pledged to raise RM2,000 for families of policemen killed in the standoff with armed Sulu gunmen in Lahad Datu.
Its president Karambir Singh said it was important for the Indian community here to come together and show their concern for the families of the slain policemen.
“On behalf of the Indian community, we extend our heartfelt condolence and sympathy to the families and relatives,” he said.
“We may be a small community but we want to do our part to contribute to the families of our brave policemen who were killed while protecting our nation. We have raised RM1,000 to date,” said Karambir.
He said the targeted amount collected would be handed to a welfare fund, Tabung Wira Lahad Datu, in the presence of Miri police chief ACP Mun Kock Keong.
“We also have to give our support to our leaders in their quest to resolve this matter,” he said, adding that there are about 10 Indian policemen serving in this city.