B40 group gets aid from MBPJ

Mohamad Azhan (standing second from left) presenting cash aid to Mohammad Zaki as part of MBPJ’s Tautan Kasih programme. With them are Petaling Jaya deputy mayor Sharipah Marhaini Syed Ali (standing second from right) and Mohammad Zaki’s mother, Salmah (seated).

Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) organised the Tautan Kasih programme to help B40 groups have a joyous Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Petaling Jaya mayor Mohamad Azhan Md Amir said the programme had been running for five years, although it was held on a smaller scale during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among the recipients was Noor Ekmah Fatihah Ismail, 32, who has been suffering from multiple sclerosis for six years.

The mother of two had also suffered a stroke and became bedridden since giving birth to her second child.

Another recipient, Mohammad Zaki Minhat, 54, used to work as a cleaner but has been debilitated by diabetes since 2014.

His 80-year-old mother, Salmah Ali, is his sole caregiver.

Mother of 10, Hafizah Aiyud, 68, also received aid from MBPJ. She is a stroke survivor, is diabetic and has high cholesterol.

The donations included RM250 cash, daily essentials, healthy food, personal care items and Raya biscuit hampers.

The programme also allocated a total of RM40,000 for assistance during the fasting month.

The recipients are in the B40 group with a monthly income of less than RM2,000.

They are single mothers, senior citizens, families with many children, and those who have an abandoned family member or a disabled child in their care.

These recipients are also registered in the Urban Poverty Eradication Programme (PPKB).

Mohamad Azhan also passed along donations to the grieving family of Salinda Kefli, who was recently involved in a fatal accident.

The mayor also spent time visiting and giving special donations to two city council members – MBPJ enforcement assistant officer Mohd Shahril Mohd Ramli, who has kidney cancer, and dispatcher Jefry Rosli who is a liver cancer patient.

On April 23, MBPJ gave donations in the form of RM250 cash to a total of 60 B40 families during a Ramadan event.

The recipients were also selected residents registered under PPKB.

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