Timely aid for the needy
AYER HITAM: Rainwater dripping through broken roof made Selamat Satari and his two children’s life miserable.
The factory worker said they were forced to sleep in the living room when it rained.
Selamat, a 34-year-old single father, had lived in a depilated wooden house in Kampung Parit Kassan for nine years with his eight-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son.
“We are glad that someone has noticed our plight and come here and help us,” he said.
Selamat’s tear-jerking tale was told during a visit by Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, who arrived with building materials to repair his home.
“We are thankful for the help as it means a lot to us.
“They take care of each other at home or spend time at next door neighbour’s while I am working,” he added.
Dr Wee, who is also deputy education minister, also spent time visiting several other underprivileged resident in the same village.
Among them was ex-soldier Abdul Aziz Jamal, 55, who became disabled after a road accident.
He received RM500 cash aid and a wheelchair from Dr Wee.
Abdul Aziz’s wife Salmah Kasbar, 49, said life was hard for the family after her husband became disabled.
Salmah said she had to take over the sundry shop business from her husband, take care of him as well as her two grandchildren.
Dialysis patient Samsudin Busra, a 50-year-old ex-soldier, and 15-year-old accident victim Nursazlyni Abdul Jalal also received cash aid from Dr Wee.