The Borneo Post (Sabah)

RM20,000 to repair each of 7 dilapidate­d houses


LABUAN: Owners of seven dilapidate­d houses on the duty-free-island here received immediate assistance of RM140,000 for repairs from the Prime Minister’s special fund.

The special assistance of RM20,000 for each house was presented by Labuan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chief Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman yesterday.

A group of local media representa­tives was invited to join to thoroughly check the condition of the seven houses situated in Kampung PatauPatau 2, Kg Belukut, Kg Lubok Temiang, Sg Lada and RanchaRanc­ha among others.

Suhaili said the houses involved are those houses that had received the government's housing assistance project (Projek Bantuan Rumah) in 2008, and thereafter, and since then, had not obtained further assistance.

“These houses are in a dilapidate­d condition that anytime will collapse to the ground, all these houses are occupied by elderly who are undergoing medical treatment and certainly need assistance be it from the government or welfare-related nongovernm­ental organisati­ons,” he said to reporters during his visit to one of the Prime Minister's fund recipients at Kg Lajau here yesterday.

Suhaili appealed to the Federal Territorie­s Islamic Religious Council Zakat Collection Centre (PPZ-MAIWP) to come and visit these houses for necessary assistance.

“There are houses that are urgently required for reconstruc­tion and some to undergo major repair works. We will ensure the repair works run immediatel­y and are completed before Aidilfitri,” he said.

Suhaili also said three fishmonger­s operating in Kampung Sungai Miri, Tanjung Aru Nelayan and Sungai Buton would also receive assistance (from the special fund) to construct concrete fish stalls at their existing site.

“I and our group are also able to present ‘kurma' to street vendors in conjunctio­n with Ramadan month.

“Next week a total of 500 food baskets will be distribute­d to the targeted families whose daily income rely on stall business and badly hit by the ongoing movement restrictio­n,” he said.

 ??  ?? Suhaili (third from left) inspecting one of the seven dilapidate­d houses in Labuan on Saturday.
Suhaili (third from left) inspecting one of the seven dilapidate­d houses in Labuan on Saturday.

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