State welfare initiatives to go on, says Hasidah

Sharifah Hasidah

KUCHING: The state government will continue to implement welfare initiatives that uphold Sarawak’s interest.

Law, State-federal Relations and Project Monitoring Assistant Minister Sayeed Aman Ghazali said the initiatives are important to help improve the quality of life of the people irrespective of race or religion.

“For example, the state government gives RM300 to subsidise each air ticket for Sarawakian university students in Malaya and Sabah to return home during the festive seasons.

Sharifah Hasidah

“It is for helping the underprivileged group. Now, Malay and Dayak students are able to visit their families just by submitting their applications for the subsidy,” she said in her speech at “Tautan Kasih Ambang Aidilfitri & Gawai” programme at Kampung Malaysia Jaya Multipurpose Hall, here yesterday.

Sharifah Hasidah, who is also Samariang assemblywoman, commended the efforts of Samariang welfare agency and Samariang GPS/PBB Women and Youth wings for their roles in organising welfare programmes.

“Organising a community programme needs commitment. Their efforts of Samariang branch should be praised,” she said, and then she pledged to continue giving incentives for as long as GPS rules Sarawak.

“We want to share the state’s wealth with the people so that they will have a bright future,” she said.