SOPB do­nates RM5,000 to Rumah Usek fire vic­tims

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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.”

Au­gus­tine (third left) hands over the do­na­tion to TR Usek Ser­pong (third right).

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