KOTA BARU: About 400 poor people under Ketereh parliamentary today received vouchers to repair their homes which were damaged by flood and thunderstorm recently.
The vouchers worth about RM2 million were handed over by Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa in a simple ceremony held at Dataran Melor.
Annuar in his speech said the vouchers were given to ease the burden suffered by the people especially those in the low-income group who had been affected by the recent flood and thunderstorms.
"Many have come forward to ask for financial assistance but I must be fair and will give this to those really need help such as single parents, disabled people and those with income below RM3,000 per month," he said.
Also present at the function was Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) deputy director-general Dr Kamarul Zaman Yusoff.
Meanwhile, one of those who received the voucher was rubber tapper Mat Saaid Mat Hussin of Ketereh.
“I am very happy to receive this voucher. I never expected I would get this donation to repair my house which was hit by storm recently," said the 64-year-old father of five.
Single mother Che Mah Che Hassan, 70, thanked Annuar for his generousity.
"I cannot believe that I was selected to receive the voucher. I am very grateful," said the 70-year-old.