Bonus for doing right thing


(From right) Sim talking to Lean Kim and Lean Hua at the PPV at SPICE Convention Centre. — K.T. GOH /The Star

MECHANIC Kook King Ching is the latest winner of a lucky draw organised for those who have received both vaccine doses.

“The cash prize comes as a bonus for me.

“I will use it to buy equipment for my workshop and it will help me continue my business during this difficult time,” said the 69-year-old when receiving his RM1,000 prize money at his house in Bayan Baru, Penang.

Kook, who has been a mechanic for almost 40 years, recently suffered pain in his legs.

“Medication helps to alleviate the pain but does not cure my ailment.

Sim (right) presenting the RM1,000 cash prize to Kook.Sim (right) presenting the RM1,000 cash prize to Kook.

“As newer cars now operate using electronic control units, I am hoping to buy a computer to help me do my job,” he said.

After getting his second dose, Kook submitted his entry in the lucky draw contest organised by Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin’s service centre,

Meanwhile, Ong Lean Kim, a 61-year-old who does not own a smartphone, ‘walked in’ to receive her first jab at the vaccine-dispensing centre (PPV) at SPICE Convention Centre.

Lean Kim’s younger sister Lean Hua, 59, a company employee who has received both her doses, accompanied Lean Kim.

“Lean Kim and I live together in Batu Maung but I received my vaccine through my company.

The PPV at SPICE Convention Centre is open seven days a week. — BernamaThe PPV at SPICE Convention Centre is open seven days a week. — Bernama

“She does not own a mobile phone but I helped her to register through MySejahtera and we were waiting for an appointment date.

“However, when I got to know about the walk-in vaccination process for senior citizens at SPICE Convention Centre, I wanted her to come here for her dose.

“She had to wait a while for me to be free to accompany her as I was busy with my work,” said Lean Hua.

Sim who was at the PPV expressed his concern that a lot of the elderly had yet to be vaccinated as they did not own a smartphone and thus, were unable to register themselves through the MySejahtera app.

He said the PPV at SPICE Convention Centre was open seven days a week and gave an assurance that any elderly person who wanted to be vaccinated could just walk in.

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