YAYASAN Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin brought cheer to the anti-tank rocket blast victims and affected residents in Taman Ria Mera II, Gurun, Kedah, by handing over cash aid and organising a feast for them.
The foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Naza Group of Companies.
Naza Automotive Manufacturing Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Roslan Abd Ghani handed over RM59,800 to the 59 victims and residents whose houses were damaged in the Dec 24 blast where four people died.
In his speech, he said many of the affected residents were workers at Naza’s automotive assembly plant in Gurun.
He said the recipients were identified through a list given by the state Welfare Department and Kuala Muda District Wel-fare Department.
Among the recipients were Zuraida Mat Rotebe, 30, who was seriously injured in the blast. Her four-year-old son Muhammad Aqif Luqman Mohd Shahrizan was killed in blast.
It was reported that Kpl Ayub Hashim, 34, a soldier at the army’s Hobart Camp, was grinding a 84mm high-explosive anti-tank weapon at the back of his house in Taman Mesra Ria II when it exploded.
The blast killed Kpl Ayub, his six-month pregnant wife Sharifah Azlina Hashim, their daughter Nor Hidayu Shahirah, eight, and neighbour Muhammad Aqif.
Held at the open space of Masjid Kariah Batu on Tuesday, the event was attended by more than 100 residents.
Naza Group also contributed RM1mil to the east coast flood victims and 20 employees were sent to the affected area to help in the aftermath of the flood.