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Indonesian presidential envoy donates US$200,000 to Taipei City

2018/05/09 23:13:51

Ang Tjeon Ming (翁俊民, second left) and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲, third left)/photo courtesy of Taipei City Department of Social Welfare

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) A special envoy of Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced Wednesday that he was donating US$200,000 to help disadvantaged people in Taipei City.

Ang Tjeon Ming (翁俊民), founder of the Jakarta-based Mayapada Group and a key player in facilitating trade between Taiwan and Indonesia, made the announcement while accepting an honorary citizen award from Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), according to a statement from the city's Department of Social Welfare (DOSW).

At the ceremony, Ko thanked Ang for his efforts to promote industrial, education, tourism and medical exchanges between Taiwan and Indonesia and for his donation of US$100,000 to the disaster relief fund in the wake of a deadly magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Hualien in February, the DOSW said.

Ko also said he hoped Ang would help promote similar exchanges with Taipei City, according to the statement.

The US$200,000 donation by Ang will go towards funding education and employment opportunities for children from low-income families, said Hsiao Shu-yun (蕭舒云), head of the DOSW's Social Assistance Division.

(By Chen Yen-chun and Kuan-lin Liu)