Tay (second right) and Penghulu Jakup (left) handing over the wheelchair to Kamura Jaya (second left) while Tan Kai looks on.

KUCHING: Tay Motors presented assistance amounting to RM5,000 to 44 recipients on Saturday (Sept 5).

The recipients include senior citizens, single mothers, handicapped and chronically ill persons from six villages, namely, Kpg Stampin, Kpg Stampin Baru, Kpg Stutong, Kpg Temedak, Kpg Lubuk Buan and Sg Tapang.

The aid was handed over at Community Bumiputera Kota Sentosa welfare programme held at Pusat Komuniti Kospen in Jalan Stampin Baru here.

Officiating at the event was political secretary to chief minister Tan Kai.

According to Tay Motors director Aaron Tay, the assistance was aimed to ease the burden of the less fortunate individuals.

“This is not the first programme and neither will it be the last as we (Tay Motors) will continue this sort of programme in the future,” he said at the event.

Meanwhile, Tan Kai urged the local community to keep up to date with the available assistance from the state government such as Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) and Social Welfare Department (JKM).

Amongst those present were Penghulu Jakup Buan, Penghulu Gunting Hiang and Tuai Rumah Christopher Chaong Ah Hui.

Tay (front row third left) with Tan Kai (second left), Penghulu Jakup Buan (third right) and others at a photocall with the aid recipients of Kampung Stampin Baru. Photo: Ramidi Subari

Speaking to New Sarawak Tribune, Kamura Jaya, a 75-year-old man from Kpg Stampin, who received assistance in the form a wheel chair, expressed his utmost gratitude to Tay Motors.

He stated that the wheel chair is for his 77-year-old wife who is now bed-ridden due to her sickness.

“My wife has been bed-ridden for over 10 years due to her knee pain. If she needs to use the bathroom, our grandchildren will help to lift her in order to move her.

“We can’t afford to buy a wheelchair so with this aid, it will at least ease our burden and smoothens the process of moving her,” he said.

Meanwhile, a 67-year-old mother Benya Bansi from Kpg Stampin Baru received assistance in terms of food aid.

“The food aid will help ease my household needs especially now that I am caring for my son, Larry Lawrence who is indisposed.

“My 40-year-old son was involved in an accident 10 years ago and now he can’t even stand on his own feet due to a half body paralysis. Thus, I am happy to receive this aid,” she told.