Relief assistance for longhouse fire victims

Chukpai (second left) and others at the place in the village where the fire happened.

KUCHING: The fire victims of a longhouse at Uma Seping Yan Ketek Long Koyan, Sg Belaga heaved a sigh of relief after receiving financial assistance amounting to RM13,000 from Murum assemblyman Kennedy Chukpai Ugon.

The longhouse was razed by fire on July 21, affecting 13 of its doors.

“It is hoped that a new longhouse can be built as soon as possible for the comfort of the residents here,” Chukpai said.

Also presenting assistance to the fire victims were representatives of Sarawak Energy Berhad Bakun, Murum’s corporate social responsibility team as well as four Lions Clubs of Bintulu.

“On behalf of the villagers, I thank all those involved for their assistance and concerns for the fire victims.

“I hope that they will be given the strength to face this tough situation,” he added.