60 residents receive RM250 cash aid from Petaling Jaya City Council

Mohamad Azhan (second from right) and recipients of cash aid under MBPJ’s Tautan Kasih programme.

Needy communities in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, received cash aid under the city council’s “Tautan Kasih” programme ahead of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

The programme saw 60 people, who had an income of below RM2,000, receiving RM250 in cash each to help them buy what they needed most for the festival.

Petaling Jaya mayor Mohamad Azhan Md Amir said the recipients were selected from the e-Kasih portal.

He said Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) wanted to help those truly in need, through the programme introduced by the city council in 2007.

“It is our duty to ensure the needs of the underprivileged are met,” he added.

Among the recipients was Kamsiah Arsad, 71, who takes care of her youngest daughter who was paralysed after a fall.

“Today’s donation will help us get through the month,” said the mother of five.

Fatehah Yusop, 34, came on behalf of her mother who is bedridden after suffering a stroke about eight months ago.

“She is currently undergoing acupuncture and physiotherapy.

“The donation will help us buy groceries,” said the housewife.

Mother-of-three Esah Ali, 63, said the money could help her pay for hospital bills.

She has Type II diabetes, high blood pressure and a thyroid condition.

“I live with my son and daughter-in-law, but I cannot depend on them all the time as they have their own family to take care of,” she said.

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