Golden Card by year end: Fatimah

KUCHING: The Golden Card idea has amassed positive response and will be made available before end of this year.

Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah noted that the proposal of a Golden Card last month had generated positive and encouraging response from the public through social media.

Fatimah speaking at the grandparents’ night.

“In the next few weeks, we are going to sit down and make sure that this Golden Card that the Sarawak Women and Family Council proposed will become a reality before the end of this year,” she said to reporters when attending a ‘Grandparents Night’ organised by the Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatrics Society here on Saturday.

The event was attended by more than 260 people.

Speaking at the event, she said senior citizens should not be underestimated as they could contribute to the family and society.

“In a family, grandparents instill family values to their grandchildren. Their presence contributes to the foundation and strength of a family institution.

“Despite their age, grandparents’ contribution to their family are priceless. Some takes care of their grandchildren and even sent them to school and so on.

“In return, we learn how to use the gadgets of nowadays…our time with our grandchildren makes our life even more meaningful and happy.

“As we are parents before, our contribution to our children as well as our grandchildren are priceless,” she said.