Helping hand: 95 Johor fishermen get RM300 in govt aid

PETALING JAYA: Ninety-five fishermen in Johor reeled in some extra money when each of them received RM300 in government aid to help them with their livelihoods.

The fishermen accepted the assistance during a presentation ceremony for the Bantuan Kasih Bangsa Johor (Fishermen) programme for the Ayer Hitam constituency in Johor.

Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong attended and presented the aid at the event, held in SK Ayer Hitam, Batu Pahat, on Saturday (Aug 6).

“This assistance programme was specially created by the Johor government to offer RM300 in aid to fishermen from the B40 category (lower income group).

“During the event, I was able to listen to the problems and issues raised by them.

“As an elected representative, I am committed to helping fishermen, especially if they are from my constituency.

“I will discuss with the relevant agencies or ministries should the need arise,” Dr Wee, who is also MCA president, said in a Facebook post Saturday.

The Transport Minister was also invited to launch the SK Ayer Hitam’s history gallery which will be part of a competition in the state.

Also present with Dr Wee were Johor state exco member Ling Tian Soon, Batu Pahat fisheries head Noor Azrul Aswady, SK Ayer Hitam headmaster Zahid Ibrahim and the school’s Parent-Teacher Association president Ahmad Danial Amearludin.

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