City councils present cash aid to B40 families, council staff

Mohamad Azhan (right) presenting cash aid to a Petaling Jaya resident. With them is deputy mayor Sharipah Marhaini Syed Ali.

SOME 80 families from B40 communities living in Petaling Jaya received cash aid of RM250 each from Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) in conjunction with Deepavali.

Mayor Mohamad Azhan Md Amir presented the contributions and took the time to chat with several recipients.

Noraini (right) presenting a food basket to an MBSJ employee. Looking on is Subang Jaya deputy mayor Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali.Noraini (right) presenting a food basket to an MBSJ employee. Looking on is Subang Jaya deputy mayor Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali.

“The Deepavali contribution is a continuation of the city council’s social responsibility programmes for 2021,” said MBPJ’s Corporate Communications Department in a statement.

The cash aid is aimed at easing the burden of B40 families with a monthly income of less than RM2,000, with priority given to single mothers, senior citizens and families with many children.

“Besides helping to lighten these families’ burden, the programme also serves to foster closer ties between MBPJ and Petaling Jaya folk,” the council department said.

The statement added that the programme was in line with MBPJ’s city development plan to turn Petaling Jaya into an inclusive city that took into account the needs and involvement of people across all communities.

All 80 families who received the Deepavali aid were registered under MBPJ’s Urban Community Development Programme.

Meanwhile, Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) presented food baskets to its Hindu employees and communities in need, through its Residents Representative Council (MPP).

“Each MPP receives 10 boxes of food aid, which will be distributed by their respective councillors to communities in need, living in MBSJ’s administration area,” said Subang Jaya mayor Noraini Roslan in a statement.

“We hope these contributions will help ease the families’ burden and ensure no one is left behind,” she said.

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