Checking on storm survivors

Amin relates what happened when the windstorm hit his house.


KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki had a busy day today visiting some storm survivors in Kampung Ajibah Abol here.

“In our walkabout today (Saturday), we monitored the current progress of repair work on houses damaged by a windstorm last Saturday.

“We wanted to make sure that the maintenance and repair works will be done with high quality and completed as soon as possible,” he told New Sarawak Tribune.

He also mentioned that the total cost for the repair works had yet to be finalised as there were additional houses damaged during the disaster and would require repair.

A worker repairing Amin’s house.

“There are about 16 houses which require heavy repair while the rest are only small works. Most of the works involve roofing,” he added.

The first house Ibrahim visited belonged to Amin Abon who stated that the family experienced damage estimated at RM20,000 after their house was hit by the storm.

Amin briefed the Satok PBB delegation on the current progress of repair works in his house which involved the roof, kitchen, master room and the toilet, that were damaged during the disaster.

“We are very grateful for the assistance by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government through Satok PBB. The cost for the repair works is fully borne by them which reflects their concern towards us who fell victim of the storm last week,” the 71-year-old senior citizen said.

Ibrahim and his delegation also visited several other houses to monitor the progress of repair works where some houses have been completed.

Later, Ibrahim took time off to join local youths in Kampung No. 3 along Jalan Ajibah Abol here in a sepak takraw game.

He also visited the Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC), PBB membership and voter registration counters set up by the Satok PBB at Pusat Sumber Tun Abang Haji Openg in Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abol.

Pos Malaysia’s mobile team is stationed at Pusat Sumber Tun Abang Haji Openg for voter registration.

Among those in his delegation were a political secretary to the chief minister Abdul Samat Gany, Satok PBB exco member Ali Sujang and Youth chief Dzamaluddin Zainudin.