Easing the pain of loss

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  • Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015

Welcome assistance: Gim Soon (middle) presenting the cheque to Eng Joo (seated) while Swee Bok (second left) hands over the cheque to Hock Kheng.

FORMER factory worker Tan Eng Joo, 66, lost his right leg in a road accident about seven months ago.

On that fateful day, he was riding his motorcycle when he collided with another motorcyclist in Bayan Baru, Penang.

“The impact of the accident damaged my veins and the doctors weren’t able to save my leg.

“My right leg had to be amputated from the knee down,” Tan said after receiving a RM5,000 cheque from the 1MCA Member Group Insurance Scheme at the Penang MCA headquarters in Transfer Road on Monday.

Tan, who has been an MCA member since 2012, received the cheque from Tanjong MCA division secretary Datuk Lim Gim Soon.

Salesman Teh Hock Kheng, 30, also received cash aid following the death of his father Teh Teik Kooi, 62, who was also a party member.

“My father passed away on Nov 30 from a lung disease.

“I’m very grateful to MCA for this aid. It will ease my family’s daily expenses,” said Hock Kheng after receiving a cheque for RM2,000 during a cheque presentation ceremony.

Gim Soon said the insurance scheme was open to all MCA members with at least three years of valid membership.

“The payout for death by old age or sickness is RM2,000 while death resulting from accident is RM12,000.

“Those with permanent disability resulting from accidents will receive RM5,000.

“The application forms can be obtained from the Tanjong MCA division, its branches and the Penang MCA headquarters,” Gim Soon said.

On another matter, Gim Soon 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 will be from 8pm to 10pm every Monday,” Gim Soon added.

Present at the ceremony were Komtar MCA service team chief Tan Hing Teik and Pengkalan Kota MCA service team chief Lim Swee Bok.

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