LANGKAWI: For two months, Zamberi Muhammad Akhir and his family have had to live in other people’s homes.
This was after their own home was badly damaged in a storm on Aug 23.
Now, however, the family has a new home.
In fact, the storm had badly damaged 46 homes in Kampung Kuala Melaka, Kuala Teriang, Kampung Baru, Padang Jawa, Sungai Kerdas and Batu Ara.
Zamberi, 42, said he was grateful as many quarters had come forward to help rebuild the houses which were damaged in the storm.
“During the storm, the walls and roof of our home came crashing down... it really traumatised the three of us.
“But today, I am grateful because our home has been rebuilt at the cost of RM45,000... we will be able to live in comfort again in our own home,” he said when met.
Zamberi received the keys to his new home from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is also Langkawi member of parliament, in a simple ceremony.
He and his family were among 201 victims of the storm, all of whom received the keys to their new homes.