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Welfare society aids hard-core poor

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GEORGE TOWN: Panniselvam Marimuthu, 39, who lost his leg to chronic diabetics, was grateful to receive cash aid from the Brothers Uplifting Welfare Association (AMK) during its second annual gathering at Lebuh Union here, recently.

Panniselvam, who has been unemployed for two years, said that he was indebted to the association which has helped him numerous times since he approached them last year.

"They provided me with a prosthetic leg, and helped me apply for welfare aid from the Social Welfare department(JKM).

"They did not stop there, but continued to help me maintain and support my family of three until today," he said.

He said that the RM420 aid he received would be used to pay the rent for his PPRT flat for the hard-core poor and other basic necessities.

At the gathering, the non-profit association also handed out cash aid to 26 people from the hard-core poor community

It's president, Datuk Dr Selvahrajoo Erulandy, said that the aim of the association was to help the needy uplift their lives, regardless of race or religion.

"We also emphasise on helping the less fortunate in matters of education, as it is one of the more important aspects to a successful life," he said.

Selvahrajoo also presented mementos and cash to seven student who achieved outstanding academic results in their school examinations. By Balvin Kaur

Datuk Dr Selvahrajoo Erulandy (seated, left) chats with Panniselvam Marimuthu who depends on a prosthetic leg. Pic by Zuhainy Zulkiffli


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