Social activist, Kuan Chee Heng, better known as Uncle Kentang, is set to receive the “Point Of Light” award by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his charitable work this coming June.
The 58-year-old took to his Facebook to say a few words and dedicate the award to fellow Malaysians who have helped him throughout his mission to help the less fortunate over the years.
“It is with my deepest gratitude to let you all know that this award isn’t meant for only me but it belongs to each and every one of you Malaysians,” he wrote on Facebook.
“I’m only a representative to accept the award at the British High Commission Office in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction of the Majesty’s birthday on 12 June.”
He hopes receiving the award will inspire everyone to make Malaysia a country with solidarity, full of love and care regardless of race, religion, politics and social status.
The “Point of Light” is awarded to individuals from commonwealth countries as a symbol of gratitude to volunteers who work hard to make a change in their communities.
Uncle Kentang will become the fourth Malaysian to receive the honourable award next month.