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Kami Peduli – Dollah Kassim Charity Event…


Last Sunday 17 January 2010, at the Singapore Expo Hall 4, in conjunction with the Mega Wedding & Lifestyle and Exotica Indonesia exhibition, Persatuan Karyawan Melayu Singapura or widely known as PERKAMUS (Association of Malay Singers, Composers & Professional Musicians), in collaboration with MegaXpress Communications Pte Ltd and Life Records (S) Pte. Ltd. initiated the above-titled event to collect funds for former national footballer and my very own uncle, Dollah Kassim.

Khairudin Samsudin was the host of the event…

Mr. Yusnor Ef, President of PERKAMUS giving his speech…

For the record, Uncle Dollah has been in a coma since 4 October 2009, after suffering a massive heart attack whilst turning out for the Singapore Veterans’ team who were playing a friendly match against their Malaysian counterparts as a prelude to the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup match at Jalan Besar Stadium. It has been more than 100 days he has been in this condition. However he can react to senses of touch and sound, especially from those who are dear to him.

Guest-of-honour Dr Maliki Osman addressing the audience…

Actor Roslan Kemat provided comic relief with his rendition of Jinbara‘s “Kasihnya Laila“…

The above-mentioned event was the third of its kind which PERKAMUS have organised. However, it is the first time that they have reached out to someone who is not from the local entertainment fraternity. Of note, Uncle Dollah used to coach the PERKAMUS football team. In the words of Mr Yusnor Ef, the President of PERKAMUS, Uncle Dollah had not only helped in the progression of the organisation’s football team, but also in lifting the standards of local football during his heydays and now is the time for us to recognise it by helping him and his family in this time of need.

Veteran singer Junainah M. Amin lending her voice to the event…

What is an event in tribute to Uncle Dollah without Kamaliah Latiff singing her hit song entitled “Dollah Kassim“???

It is quite a trying period for my aunt who has lost a lot of weight as a result. This charity event was a noble effort in raising funds to foot his medical bills and as a family, we are forever thankful to all the artistes and ex-international players who had come to support the event and performed on stage. There are too many names to mention and thank from the bottom of our hearts, but I hope you know who you are, each and every one of you. Also to the kind donors amongst the audience who had contributed when the artistes were walking around with donation bags in hand.

Guest singer Nassier Wahab‘s physical features continues to defy age…

Uncle Dollah’s son, Ezaad, being interviewed by Channelnewsasia for the Malay news on Suria which was televised on last Monday 18 January 2010

This Thursday 21 January 2010, in conjunction with the opening of the new S-League season, via the Charity Shield match between last season’s champions SAFFC and Swedish club AIK Solna, the proceeds from the match will hopefully help in easing the hefty bills incurred since Uncle Dollah was hospitalised on 4 October 2010. On behalf of Uncle Dollah‘s family, I would like to appeal to you to come to Choa Chu Kang Stadium this Thursday to support the event. The match kicks off at 7:30pm.

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2 responses

  1. Mark

    Hi, hope you and your family are well. My prayers are with Dollah and his family. I’d like to find out more about the “Dollah Kassim” song. Was Kamaliah Latiff the original singer? Do you know who wrote the song? What year was it released and did it make it to any of the charts? Thanks so much…

    Regards
    Mark

    Thursday, 4 February 2010 at 12:28

    • Hi Mark, thank you for the interest. As it is, my knowledge of the song is zilch since it was popular at a time when I was too young to remember. However, I will try to ask Ezaad (Uncle Dollah’s son) if he knows more. Will email you if I have anything on it. In the meantime you can check with Compass or Perkamus. I’m sure Mr Yusnor Ef knows all about it.

      Thursday, 4 February 2010 at 22:12

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