JOHOR BARU: A mother’s love knows no bounds and it is seen in S. Thamil Chelvi who is the sole breadwinner for her husband and three sons.
After coming home from working as a cleaner in Pasir Gudang, the mother of four has to clean up her house and take care of her ill husband and three sons, of which one is disabled and the other, a hit-and-run victim.
She said her eldest son M. Rengasamy, 29, is currently paralysed after getting involved in a hit-and-run incident and have lost some of his memory due to that.
“Apart from taking care of him, I also need to take care of my husband who is not well and my other son who has hand disabilities and a 27-year-old who is not working,” she said.
Her son Rengasamy was among 20 recipients who received Chinese New Year aid from Pasir Gudang Municipal Council’s Yayasan Pasir Gudang fund.
Thamil Chelvi added that she was thankful that they were given RM500 under the council’s emergency aid programme as she could use every ringgit she could get.
“My paralysed son needs a lot of money to undergo medical treatments after the accident and this amount helps a lot as I can buy medicine for him,” she added.
Meanwhile, a recipient of the council’s Chinese New Year giveaway Heng Yook Yang, 73, who stays with his wife in Seri Alam said that the aid meant a lot to them, as they do not have a stable monthly income.
“I have retired and we depend on some of our life savings and our daughter who is working in Singapore.
“The angpow, Chinese New Year goodies and also some grocery items can help us sustain our everyday needs for at least two months,” he said.
Yayasan Pasir Gudang deputy chairman Md Za’nal Misran said that the Chinese New Year giveaway to the Chinese community in Pasir Gudang was aimed at easing their burden in preparation for the festive season.
“They are among the less fortunate community who received a RM100 angpow, Chinese New Year goodies as well as sundry goods worth RM50 each,” he said.
At the ceremony, some 20 recipients received the Chinese New Year goodies while another three recipients received the RM500 emergency aid.