Storm survivors get financial aid

Fadillah (third left) presents the assistance to local community leader Datuk Helmi Mohd Gol while Samad (left), Ibrahim (second right) and others look on.

KUCHING: A total of RM31,000 in assistance was allocated to storm survivors in the constituencies of Satok and Tupong here on Sunday (Sept 6).

Senior Minister (Infrastructure Cluster) Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Petra Jaya, presented the aid to 21 recipients from Satok and three others from Tupong.  

Also present at the presentation of the aid were Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki and political secretary to Chief Minister Abdul Samad Gany.

Among the recipients of the aid was Surau Darul Uyuun which manages a wakaf (endowment) house at Kampung Nombor 3, Satok.

On Aug 22, a total of 13 houses at Kampung Nombor 2, Kampung Nombor 3 and Kampung Nombor 4 were damaged due to strong winds.

Recently, PBB Satok visited the storm victims to monitor the progress of repair works of their damaged houses.