A TOTAL of 350 hardcore poor and underprivileged residents in the Batu constituency received festive aid from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
The Kuala Lumpur Community Aidilfitri Contribution Ceremony 2022, which was held at Sentul Perdana Community Centre in Bandar Baru Sentul, was aimed at reducing the burden of the poor.
Senior citizens, single mothers, the disabled and residents of people’s housing projects (PPR) each received RM150 cash aid as well as essential items.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah, in his opening speech, said the event was held annually to extend help to the hardcore poor.
“The hope is that through these contributions, we can help with their expenses in preparation for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
“This is in line with the Malaysian Family spirit introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“DBKL also continuously holds skills training programmes for the hardcore poor so that they can be more competitive in securing jobs, eventually increasing their quality of life,” Mahadi added.
Meanwhile, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, who was also present, said: “Understanding the hardship of the people, I asked DBKL to increase the number of beneficiaries from 100 to an average of 300.
“This initiative will be conducted in 10 other constituencies in Kuala Lumpur before Hari Raya Aidifitri,” he added.