The National Covid-19 Immunisation Program Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s office has contacted today the man who said he wanted to donate two million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Penang State, but unfortunately he couldn’t prove the offer is genuine.
Khairy said in Twitter, his officer is in contact with a person “claiming to be Yong Chee Kong”, the man who offered the donation.
The minister said he would be happy to facilitate Yong’s offer to donate vaccines, but the man has refused to prove the offer is genuine.
“She (Khairy’s officer) asked him (person claiming to be Yong) if he had proof of the donation so we can facilitate it (e.g. order from Sinovac). He said no. He said he has money in an account in Hong Kong.
“She then told him he can either show proof of the donation or make an official donation to the government of Malaysia which we will pass to the Penang government, not for him to pay to any company, which he refused.
“As I said yesterday, I am happy to facilitate the donation if Mr Yong can prove he can procure the vaccines or make an official contribution to the government,” Khairy said on Twitter.
Yesterday, Khairy said in a press conference that the offer was a “scam” and the company behind it does not exist.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow urges the person behind the offer to clear his name.