THE next-of-kin of two Penang MCA members who died in November got a total of RM4,000 in insurance payout from the 1MCA member insurance scheme.
The payout was a surprise for businesswoman Gee Yok Mui, 78, who did not know that her husband, Beh Weng Leng, had named her and their two daughters as beneficiaries.
“My husband was an MCA member for more than 10 years,” said Gee who is still mourning Beh’s death.
Beh, who died at the age of 78 on Nov 13, had nominated Gee to receive RM800, and daughters Siew Phing and Hai See to receive RM600 each.
Gee said her husband died of natural causes. She received three cheques for the payout from Tanjong MCA division secretary Datuk Lim Gim Soon at the Penang MCA headquarters in Transfer Road yesterday.
The other person who received the payout was Gary Goh whose father, Goh Gim Huat, died at the age of 73 on Nov 16.
Gary, who received RM2,000, did not turn up for the cheque presentation ceremony.
On an unrelated matter, Komtar MCA service team chief Tan Hing Teik said the party had received a lot of queries on the BR1M applications.
“New applications and updating of current BR1M applications have been extended to Jan 31 and can be done at the official BR1M portal or by visiting any Inland Revenue Board (LDHN) branch.
“We are willing to assist those who need help in the applications or to do the updating. Rukun Tetangga or resident associations of housing areas in the Komtar and Pengkalan Kota state constituencies can contact me or Pengkalan Kota MCA service team chief Lim Swee Bok to set up counters to help the needy,” Tan said.
Tan can be reached at 016-5209944 while Swee Bok can be contacted at 017-4731297.
Swee Bok said the Tanjong MCA service centre would be relocated from Pahang Road to the state MCA headquarters in Transfer Road from March 1.
“The operating hours of the service centre will be from 8pm to 10pm on Mondays,” he added.