SIMANGGANG: Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing Datuk Francis Harden Hollis presented the Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) and sticker to six recipients from Simanggang and Lubok Antu on Sunday.
Harden also presented death compassionate assistance (BIK) to six recipients and the kidney disease assistance to five beneficiaries at the presentation ceremony.
“We would like to thank the strategic partners who have agreed to give discount to KGC holders,” he said.
He pointed out that Sarawak was the only state to introduce KGC memberships for people aged 60 and above. Apart from getting discount from strategic partners, the heirs of KGC holders also benefit from BIK amounting to RM3,000 for the purpose of funeral arrangement of the deceased.
“In the Sri Aman Division, Simanggang has 13 business premises that have chosen to be our strategic partners and offer discounts to KGC holders, while Lingga and Lubok Antu each has two strategic partners.”
Harden stated that various assistance was provided to KGC holders in the Sri Aman Division during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“A disaster relief assistance was given to two house owners in Kampung Jumbit, Melugu in Sri Aman whose houses were razed by fire, where a total of RM7,700 was given to Kana Julak, while Domanac Tuya received RM300 because the house was only slightly damaged.
“As for KGC card holders in the Sri Aman Division, 12,148 people have registered, 10,855 KGCs card have been printed with 10,716 already given out,” he said.
As of July 2021, the total number of monthly welfare assistance recipients in the Sri Aman Division was 3,113 individuals, with a total expenditure of RM1,429,500.