IPOH: Widow Nom Yusof, whose house collapsed because of a sinkhole two years ago, can celebrate Hari Raya in style this year in a spanking new home, thanks to the state authorities.
The state government and state Religious Department contributed RM19,400 to help her build a RM26,000 three-bedroom house at the Jelapang Baru planned village.
Nom, a 65-year-old widow, and her seven children used their savings for the rest of the sum needed.
The family lost their earlier home at Jalan Tun Terang, Sungai Tapah, in Gugusan Manjoi when it collapsed because of a sinkhole.
To make matters worse, they could not repair the damaged house as the Mineral and Geoscience Department had reported the area as unsafe and they had to rent another house.
Through the help of Tambun MP Datuk Husni Hanadzlah and Manjoi state assemblyman Datuk Nazri Ismail, Nom was given a housing lot at the planned village.
I thank God for everything and the people who have been instrumental in helping me and my children get a new home, she said.
Nom, whose husband died in August last year, moved into her new house last month.
Three of her children now live with her.
On Sunday, Husni and Nazri presented her with a RM5,000 cheque, representing the balance of the amount due to her from the state government.
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