Kuala Lumpur – Yayasan Artis 1Malaysia (YA1M) today handed donations to 35 local artistes in need of aid.
Its chairman, Datuk DJ Dave, said the donations were given to help artistes who had fallen sick, suffered from accidents as well as those aged above 60.
“Every Ramadan, YA1M will give donations to artistes in need and aged over 60.
“Veteran artistes above 60 usually need financial assistance. This is to help in reducing their burden in preparing for Hari Raya Aidilfitri,” he said when met at the Iftar event with YA1M at the Saloma Bistro today.
Meanwhile, YA1M will also hold a badminton championship between artistes and media practitioners.
“This tournament is expected to bring artistes and the media closer together as both depend a lot on each other,” DJ Dave said.
At the same event, former sportscaster and veteran actor Datuk Rahim Razali was also awarded the YA1M’s 2013 Tokoh Seni award.