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to assist him, the down-to-earth father of two had other ideas.
Rather than helping him, he would prefer his well-wishers to assist the Orang Asli pupils.
“On the type of assistance, I would have to discuss with the headmaster and teachers. (We have to see) what is at the top of the list.
“Maybe a water pump to channel water from the river to the students’ hostel and clothes for the pupils to wear,” said Saidin, who grew up in Felda Panching Selatan here.
An event company owner also wrote in, saying that he was prepared to assist Saidin (or his pupils) by channelling proceeds collected during a bazaar, which is scheduled next month.
Among the Facebook users who wrote words of encouragement for Saidin was Jalaludin Hashim: “Do not let him fight the odds alone! Help him guys in whatever form you can!”
Jelai assemblyman Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had announced the construction of a new 30km road from Pos Betau to Pos Lenjang with an allocation of RM15 million during his visit to Cameron Highlands in August last year.
Wan Rosdy, who is Pahang Housing and Urbanisation Committee chairman, said the construction, under the Armed Forces Jiwa Murni programme, was expected to begin.
Ahmad Saidin Mohd Idris has to ply muddy, pothole-ridden roads to reach SK Lenjang everyday to teach Orang Asli children.