A total of 34 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Johor received contributions from the state government to carry out various activities and organisation management.
Johor Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Zulkurnain Kamisan disclosed that the contributions amounted up to RM960,000.
He included that the Johor government is committed to develop the state, by means of its own where the NGOs representing the various races are playing a big role in nurturing positive values through community and charity activities.
“We believe with the budget allocated, it will mobilise and realise various activities and programmes for each of these NGOs, that are indirectly acting as implementers of policies and government initiatives,” he said, adding that the state recognises many groups that have been identified to be close to the grassroots of the community.
Speaking at Laman Seni Yayasan Warisan Johor recently, he also requested NGOs to share their views and work in tandem with the government in ensuring sustainable stability in the state and country.