1,300 forms collected in Padungan

Wong King Wei

Kenyalang Gold Card

KUCHING: The Democratic Action Party (DAP) Padungan Mobile Service Counter has successfully collected about 1,300 forms for Kenyalang Gold Card application.

Wong King Wei

Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei said the figure was only for the first phase of its mobile service’s assistance which will halt temporarily to give way for the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration.

“We are now compiling all the forms before submitting them to the Social Welfare Department (JKM),” he said in a press conference at his office here, yesterday.

Wong said the second phase of the party’s mobile service will continue after the CNY celebration.

He welcomed similar actions by the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and commended Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng who visited the KMC Flats in Padungan recently for the same purpose.

“I do not mind if they copy our ideas to establish mobile service around Kuching or across Sarawak because this is good and we can work together for the benefit of the people,” he said.

The Kenyalang Gold Card is an initiative by the state government which will enable its holders to enjoy special privileges and discounts at partnering outlets in the state.

The benefits cover health, optical, dental, reflexology, pharmacy, bus transportation services, hair salon, retail, food outlets, employment and telecommunication.

Another benefit of the Kenyalang Gold Card is the Death Compassionate Assistance (BIK) of RM3,000 to cover the funeral expenses of an eligible card holder when he or she passes away.

To apply for the card, an applicant must fulfil the following criteria namely; Malaysian citizen, MyKad ‘K’ (Sarawak) status holder, Sarawak permanent resident status as well as aged 60 and above on or after Jan 1, 2020.

The application forms can be obtained at Sarawak Social Welfare Department (JKMS) office, Resident and District offices statewide.