Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Help comes calling on the poor

The Star News : Wednesday October 7, 2009

(pic: CFL)

PORT DICKSON: The wide grin on her face said it all.

For octogenarian Lim Liun, the visit by Women, Family and Community Development deputy minister Datuk Paduka Chew Mei Fun to her home in Ladang Ascot here recently was one she would never forget.

It is not everyday that a VIP drops by but Chew did not just stop for a chat, she was also a bearer of good news.

She had taken time off her busy schedule to visit needy families in the area who had their applications for aid approved.

“I was more than happy to meet the families personally and see for myself what their living conditions were.

“It was a very productive visit and I managed to speak to the recipients including some who were disabled,” she said.

Lim, who will be receiving RM300 monthly from the Welfare Department beginning this month, was among six recipients from the area who will be getting monetary aid from the department.

Her son, Yap Siew Chin, 48, who is unable to work, was also one of the recipients. He will get RM140 per month from now on.

During her visit, Chew received an additional three applications for welfare aid which will be processed after preliminary investigations are conducted by the department.

Chew was accompanied by Barisan Nasional candidate for the Bagan Pinang by-election, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad, and state MCA crisis relief squad chairman Datuk Yip Chee Kiong.

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