Najib, Musa bring cheer to patients
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