Help arrives for fire victims

Izah Azahari

House fire victims received government financial assistance in a drive-through ceremony at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) yesterday. The funds were allocated by the Community Development Department (JAPEM) of the MCYS.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin handed over the donations to homeowners Siti Mahirah binti Haji Budin, Wan Zunaidah Ariff binti Mohammed Zain Ariff and Aisah binti Haji Metali.

Village Head of Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer Haji Tarip bin Haji Asgar also attended.

The 9pm fire on October 16 destroyed two houses in Kampong Burong Pingai Ayer – one belonging to Siti Mahirah, the other inhabited by Wan Zunaidah Ariff. Meanwhile, Aisah’s home sustained damages in the fire.

The provision of financial assistance hopes to lessen the burden of the fire victims, and demonstrates the government’s concern for the welfare of the people.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin hands over financial assistance to the victims of house fire. PHOTOS: MCYS