Tellian fire victims get help from MP

Almalhakim (centre) hands over the contribution to Busang as others look on.

MUKAH: Mukah Parliament service centre donated food and other essential items including kitchen wares to fire victims at Kampung Tellian Daya (Tellian Ulu) here today.

The contribution, including cash, was handed over by the centre’s officer Almalhakim Norshidi to house owner Busang Belalan, 73.

Almalhakim was representing Mukah MP and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib.

He also handed over contributions to three other house owners, whose homes were partly affected by the fire.

Almalhakim hoped that the contribution would help lighten the burden of the victims.

Community leaders Penghulu Bonaventure Juana Lupuih and Ketua Kaum William Laju also attended the event.

Two families involving nine people were made homeless when fire destroyed their houses in the blaze which happened at about 3pm on Thursday.

All the occupants, including four children were safe, and currently they are staying at their neighbour’s house nearby.