PETALING JAYA: The family of a newspaper vendor who died in an accident last July has received RM23,000 in accident and death benefit claims from the Malaysian Newspaper Publishers Association (MNPA).
Lim Yok Kuan, widow of Yap Chong @Yap Kim Swee, received the cheque in a brief ceremony at Menara Star yesterday.
“My husband was heading home when he was knocked down by a lorry in Kajang,” she said.
Lim said her husband was a vendor for over 30 years and was 59 years old when he died.
The 49-year-old widow, who is also a newspaper vendor, has four children.
The cheque was handed to Lim and her daughter Yap Meng Chu by the president of the Selangor Chinese Newspaper Vendors Association Tan Choon Huat on behalf of MNPA. Also present was The Star’s circulation manager Poey Yee Meng.
MNPA provides free coverage for registered vendors and they get RM20,000 in accident and death benefits, RM3,000 for funeral expenses and a maximum of RM5,000 for medical costs incurred as a result of accidents.