GEORGE TOWN: Penang-born K. Gurunathan, who was elected as mayor of Kapiti Coast in Wellington, New Zealand, will chip in NZ$1,000 (about RM2,802) to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia (THM).
In a press statement, Gurunathan, fondly known as Guru, said he will be making an official visit to the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington next week to contribute to the fund which was started in a bid to help reduce the country's RM1 trillion debt.
He said the RM1 trillion debt which was left over by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration was shocking.
"As a Malaysian, who left the racial politics, discrimination and corruption to seek a future in New Zealand, I appeal to the Malaysian diaspora in New Zealand and around the world to also support the campaign.
"There are between 700,000 to a million Malaysians across the world, with 18,000 in New Zealand," the former Penang journalist added.