Meet­ing to­day to dis­cuss re­lo­ca­tion of fire vic­tims

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KOTA KINABALU: The Pu­tatan district nat­u­ral dis­as­ter com­mit­tee will be hav­ing a meet­ing to­day to dis­cuss re­lo­cat­ing the Kam­pung Pasir Pu­tih fire vic­tims.

Ac­cord­ing to Pe­ta­gas assem­bly­man Datuk Uda Su­lai, the meet­ing will also be dis­cussing how long the multi-pur­pose hall will be used as the tem­po­rary relief cen­tre for the 78 fam­i­lies who lost their homes in the fire last Fri­day.

“As for now the vic­tims of the fire can still use the multi-pur­pose hall as their tem­po­rary shel­ter. The com­mit­tee will de­cide in the best in­ter­est of th­ese fam­i­lies,” said the as­sis­tant min­is­ter of Law and Na­tive Af­fairs yes­ter­day.

Uda was among the en­tourage of state as­sis­tant min­is­ters and elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) who vis­ited the vic­tims at the tem­po­rary shel­ter in Pu­tatan. They also handed out dona­tions in cash and kinds.

Mean­while As­sis­tant Min­is­ter to the Chief Min­is­ter Arifin As­gali when met by the me­dia said the state Gov­ern­ment will as­sist those who lost their iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments in the fire.

“Many of them were un­able to save their be­long­ings as they were ei­ther at work or at Fri­day prayers. We will make sure that the Chief Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment which is man­ag­ing the vic­tims will as­sist those who lost their iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments,” he said.

As­sis­tant Ed­u­ca­tion and In­no­va­tion Min­is­ter Jenifer Lasim­bang added that the min­istry had recorded the num­ber of stu­dents who were af­fected by the fire.

“There are 50 stu­dents in pri­mary and sec­ondary schools and the State Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment has sub­mit­ted its re­port so that they will be able to at­tend school,” she said and ap­plauded the depart­ment’s swift ac­tion on the mat­ter.

Also in the en­tourage were As­sis­tant Health and Well­be­ing Min­is­ter No­ra­zlina Arif, As­sis­tant Agri­cul­ture and Food In­dus­try Min­is­ter Dr Daud Yusuf, As­sis­tant Trade and In­dus­try Min­is­ter Azhar Ma­tussin, As­sis­tant Tourism, Cul­ture and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter As­saf­fal P. Alian and Pa­par Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Ah­mad Has­san.

Uda (third from right) hand­ing over the do­na­tion to a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the fire vic­tims.

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