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Tuesday May 13, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday May 13, 2014 MYT 7:33:29 AM
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Financial aid: Tengku Adnan presenting contributions and offer letters for the PPR units in B ukit Jalil to fire victims who lost their homes in Jalan Lower Kovil Hilir. – Photo by AZMAN GHANI
EVER since a fire destroyed their houses in Jalan Lower Kovil Hilir, Sentul, Santhiran Karundapan and his neighbours have been living in the Sentul Perdana Community Centre.
Now, he and his family have been offered units at PPR Bukit Jalil by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
He was among 23 families and two single individuals who lost their houses and all their belongings in the May 3 blaze.
“I was at work when I received a call that our house was on fire,” Santhiran, 48, said during a recent ceremony where they were given aid by DBKL and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan.
“By the time I rushed back home, all was lost. I couldn’t save anything,” said Santhiran, a housekeeper.
His two daughters and their families also live in two other houses in the area.
Federal Territories Minister
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who presented the contributions to the victims said DBKL and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan each contributed RM500 to every family and RM300 to the single individuals.
He contributed RM500 to the families as well as the unmarried victims.
“I hope this will bring some comfort to them,” he said.
When asked whether they could be placed closer to their destroyed homes, Tengku Adnan said the ones at Bukit Jalil were the most suitable for the families involved.
“We hope the victims will be patient,” he said.
The two single individuals were offered places at the PPR Negri Sembilan.
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