Sanjan (3rd left) presenting the cheque to Ilbaes.

KUCHING: Saint Francis Xavier, a Catholic church at Kampung Seratau, today received a cheque of RM2,000 to repair its ceiling.

A portion of the ceiling collapsed in April this year after a storm due to wear and tear.

Church chairman Ilbaes Anak Edem said the church building was built in the 90s.

“We are planning to demolish this building and build a new one on the same spot,” he added.

Sanjan (3rd left) presenting the cheque to Ilbaes.

Ilbaes thanked Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Chong Chieng Jen for the cheque after receiving it at a simple ceremony at the church building.

“We will use this money to repair the ceiling while waiting for the new church building to be built,” said Ilbaes.

Political Secretary to Chong, Sanjan Daik presented the cheque to IIbas.

Sanjan (left) showing the collapsed ceiling of the church.