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SABAK BERNAM: The Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry together with the MyKasih Foundation will be distributing monetary aid to 3,200 poor people in the country.
The "Titipan Kasih" programme, which started this month, aims to assist hard core poor families in 56 towns.
Its minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said that those who register with the MyKasih programme will be eligible for the assistance. He said the recipients will receive RM80 per month.
Raja Nong Chik said the recipients can use the funds to buy groceries using their MyKad at selected supermarkets.
"We won't be giving out cash to the families, so we urge them to take good care of their MyKad," he said after launching the programme.
Some of the outlets participating in the Titipan Kasih programme are Giant Mydin, KK Mart, Econsave, The Store, Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia and 99 Speedmart.
Raja Nong Chik then gave out 23 food baskets to families in Sungai Besar. He then presented RM10,000 from the Lembah Pantai National Heroes Fund to the widow of Sgt Sabaruddin Daud who was killed in Lahad Datu recently.
Raja Nong Chik said the special fund was set up last week to help families of fallen heroes in the Sabah intrusion. He said that they had collected RM110,000 within a week.
"We are grateful to all donors who have contributed to the fund. We will continue the collection until the end of this month," he said.
Raja Nong Chik, who is also Lembah Pantai Barisan Nasional coordinating chairman, said the fund aimed to ease the burden of the families of servicemen killed while on duty in Lahad Datu and Semporna recently.