The Borneo Post
SOPB donates RM5,000 to Rumah Usek fire victims
MIRI: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad ( SOPB) Group recently donated RM5, 000 to fi re victims of Rumah Usek at Sungai Kriuk in Niah which was razed last month.
The Group, represented by Lamaus Estate manager Augustine Marin, handed over the donation to Tuai Rumah Usek Serpong at the longhouse located about 10 minute- drive from SOP Lamaus Estate last Friday.
The donation comes from the SOPB Disaster Relief Fund– a special programme created to reach out to the nearby longhouses surrounding the Group’s estates that are affected or suffer losses caused by natural disasters such as flood or fi re.
SOPB also donated RM1,200 each to two of its staff who were affected by the fi re incident.
In the incident on November 24, fire burnt down the 38- door Rumah Usek leaving 300 people homeless.
According to the longhouse chief TR Usek Serpong, the fire caused huge losses to the villagers but thankfully no one was injured as most of the residents were working when the fire broke out.
“The residents would like to express their gratitude towards all who have helped us. We are also grateful to SOPB Group for its generosity and contribution to lighten our hardship as a result of the fi re.
“For the time being the fire victims are staying temporarily with relatives or at temporary shelters.”