Reaching out to Kedah folk


Teik Cheng (in red shirt) handing over monetary aid to the father of the 14-year-old boy (left) who has leukaemia in Taman Gurun Jaya, Kedah.

MCA has given food items to residents who were affected by the flash floods in Yan and Merbok, Kedah, last month.

Its vice-president Datuk Tan Teik Cheng said they visited several areas in Yan Besar, Gurun, and Singkir to see for themselves the aftermath of the recent tragedy.

He also visited a 14-year-old leukaemia patient and gave some cash assistance and essential items to the teenager’s father at their house in Taman Gurun Jaya.

He said he took the opportunity to hand over essential items to flood victims and spoke to those who were affected and to understand their problem.

“We came to hand over some essential items to those who were affected by the incident.

“I talked to them to see what else we can do to help them,” he posted in his Facebook page.

Joining him on the visit were Kedah MCA chairman Datuk Goh Chin Cheung and Jerai MCA division chairman Tan Yeng Song.

Teik Cheng (second right) and Kedah MCA representatives chatting with flood victims before giving away essential items at SJK(C) York Khoon in Yan Besar, Kedah. — photos from Tan’s Facebook pageTeik Cheng (second right) and Kedah MCA representatives chatting with flood victims before giving away essential items at SJK(C) York Khoon in Yan Besar, Kedah. — photos from Tan’s Facebook page

Teik Cheng and the state party leaders also visited SJK(C) York Khoon which was affected in the floods last month.

He said Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin had channelled a special allocation of RM2.4mil to four schools, including SJK (C) York Khoon, in his visit several days earlier.

“We came here to understand the problem faced by the school before channelling it to Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

“We will then see how an allocation can be disbursed to help the school,” he said while pleading for more time from the school to look into the problem.

They also visited Seri Perigi, another area which was badly affected in the incident.

Last month, heavy rain caused a water surge and landslides in Gunung Jerai while three districts — Yan, Kuala Muda and Bandar Baharu in Kedah — were badly hit by flash floods.

The floods claimed six lives, injured several others, damaged numerous homes and infrastructure and affected the lives of over 1,000 people.

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