Na­jib, Musa bring cheer to pa­tients

New Straits Times - - News -

SANDAKAN: Wheel­chair-bound Ban­run Mo­hamad, 82, was all smiles when the name “Na­jib” was men­tioned to her.

The for­mer stroke pa­tient was among two vil­lagers who re­ceived a sur­prise visit from Prime Min­is­ter, Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak, dur­ing the “Jom Bantu Rakyat Ziarah” pro­gramme in Kam­pung Sim-Sim here yes­ter­day.

When asked whether it was her first meet­ing with the PM (prime min­is­ter), Ban­run, who was rest­ing on her bed looked con­fused, and replied, “Apa itu PM (what is PM)?”

“If you men­tion ‘PM’ or ‘CM’ (Chief Min­is­ter), she doesn’t know but she knows who Na­jib and Datuk Seri Musa Aman are. She knows that they are im­por­tant peo­ple who lead the coun­try and the state, re­spec­tively,” said Ban­run’s son, Mohd Nor Nu­raji, at their wooden stilt house.

The fam­ily on Wed­nes­day in­formed Ban­run that Na­jib would pay her a visit.

“When my son told me about the news, I didn’t ex­pect peo­ple to come and visit me, es­pe­cially Na­jib.

“I am so hon­oured to have met him. He sat be­side me and I think it was Musa who was stand­ing next to Na­jib,” she looked at her son, who nod­ded.

Nor said they were grate­ful that Na­jib had spent time with the fam­ily.

“He asked how my mum was do­ing. He had a chat with her,” he said.

Ban­run, a widow, has 10 chil­dren. She is stay­ing with one of her sons, who earns RM600 a month. Ban­run was re­cently di­ag­nosed with anaemia.

Present were Deputy Chief Min­is­ter and Tan­jung Pa­pat assem­bly­man Datuk Ray­mond Tan Shu Kiah, Sabah Spe­cial Tasks Min­is­ter Datuk Teo Chee Kang and Sabah Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and Con­sumer Af­fairs Min­is­ter Datuk Jainab Ah­mad Ayid.

Na­jib vis­ited di­a­betic pa­tient Jumah Ab­dul Amid Bangsa, 57. She has seven chil­dren and is be­ing

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