Fire victims given more help
By:Clement Erik Wong
Date:
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KUCHING: The seven families of fire victims in Kampung Bintawa Ulu here continued to receive a helping hand from concerned parties.

Today, the Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) presented a cash donation and basic necessities amounting to RM4,300 to ease the burden of the families involved.

LDCA Holdings Sdn Bhd deputy chief executive officer Wan Abu Bakar Wan Hamid officiated at the ceremony where the assistance was handed over.

He said the contribution given was part of LCDA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme for the villagers in the Darul Hana area.

“Apart from that, the main purpose (of the contribution) is to strengthen the relationship between LCDA and the villagers here, especially those affected by any disaster,” he told reporters in Kampung Bintawa Ulu, here yesterday.

Meanwhile, LCDA Holdings Sdn Bhd senior manager of corporate affairs Saiful Bahari Amra Ramly said the contribution was the second to be presented to the villagers from LDCA.

“On the first day after the incident, we donated a total of RM1,400 in the form of basic necessities for all the families involved.

“Today we present cash contribution of RM600 each for five families whose homes were 100 percent destroyed.

“Two other families received RM300 each after their homes suffered about 15 percent damage,” he said.

He added that LCDA also donated RM700 in the form of basic necessities to be distributed to all seven families involved.

“This means that five families received a total of RM720, while the other two families received RM350 today,” he explained.

LCDA also collects emergency donations and donations of basic necessities for the victims involved, he added.

On November 14, a total of 35 residents here lost their homes in a fire incident that occured around 2am involving seven houses.

No casualties and injuries were reported in the incident.

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