Today, six outstanding individuals were awarded by the Penang State Government upon their extraordinary contribution and services towards the community.

LovePENANG Community Awards is a program by the Chief Minister to recognize and appreciate those who have contributed outstandingly to the community, sacrificed for the betterment of others or even risked their well-being so others can be safe.

All six award recipients partook on their individual journeys, making commendable contributions towards the Penang community. Learn more about their heroic stories below:

Ms Saras Pillay is the key individual in establishing the PenangCare hotline, which aims to lend a listening ear to those in need. She has conducted multiple talks and webinars to alter the mental health stigma within our society.

Mr Chong Soon Kheng played a vital role in forming PenangCare Alliance. Mr Chong consolidated and led in the coordination of over 20 organisations such as NGOs, PERKESO, industry players and more.

Ms Sally Ng, also known as the “superwoman”, had answered over 2000 calls throughout the peak of the pandemic, by providing assistance for delivering oxygen concentrators, oximeters and other basic necessities.

Ms Anna Loo made and donated face shields for the frontliners, during the pandemic. She has also donated multiple face shields to hospitals, clinics and even to the Penang Seberang Perai Prison.

Mr Syahir is a firefighter who rescued a woman that was contemplating suicide on the Penang bridge, last year.

Mr Azizul is a MPSB public worker who parks his car at certain locations within North and Centre Seberang Perai, with his car boot open to offer daily necessities for those in need, at his own expense.

We would like to thank the award recipients, Ms Saras Pillay, Mr Chong Soon Kheng, Ms Sally Ng, Ms Anna Loo, Mr. Syahir and Mr Azizul Rahim once again for their efforts towards making Penang a better place to live in.

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