Home > News > Community
Tuesday May 13, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday May 13, 2014 MYT 7:33:29 AM
by wong pek mei
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.
Tags / Keywords:
Central Region, Family Community, fire, ft minitsry
Fire victims get house from state
No dousing this fire
Families homeless after blaze
Fire at squatter settlement in Kampung Malaysia leaves 26 homeless
350 firemen to work round-the-clock during Raya
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
SPAD and cops foil touts at bus terminals
England's 'Lionesses' home after strong World Cup showing
A thorn to other durians’ pride
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)