KOTA KINABALU – Yayasan Artis 1Malaysia (YA1M) donated RM 40 000 to twenty veteran Sabah artistes with RM2 000 for each recipient.
During the event took place at Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, today, where YA1M chairman, Datuk Shah B. Abdullah @ DJDave presented the contribution.
He said that the contribution is one of the agenda and mission of YA1M which had been held since the establishment of the organisation.
“YA1M wants to be a shelter and take good care of local artistes which range from singers, musicians as well as actors,” he said.
According to him, through this ceremony, local Sabah artistes would feel appreciated for the contribution they have made towards the local entertainment scene.
“This is also the right time where they get the chance to meet their fellow artistes and reminisce on their good times together,” he said.
There were two categories for recipients one for veterans aged 60 and above and the second being those artistes who suffered illness.
Nine artistes received a contribution on the first category and eleven on the second category.- By Saila Saidie/Sayangsabah.