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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.

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