Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM
Penang receives RM2.58mil for flood victims
- At the Penang State Assembly
- Photos by WAN MOHIZAN WAN HUSSEIN, CHARLES MARIASOOSAY and LIM BENG TATT
THE state government received contributions totalling RM2.58mil from the Selangor government, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football club and five organisations in aid of flood victims in the state.
The donations came from Selangor (RM1mil), JDT (RM500,000), Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Charity Fund Committee (RM800,000), Rumah Berhala Leng Tien Keong in Selangor (RM100,000), Federation of Moral Uplifting Associations Malaysia (RM80,000) and Chee Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society Penang (RM60,000) and Federation of Alumni Association of Taiwan University of Malaysia (RM40,000).
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who witnessed the cheque presentation, thanked the organisations on behalf of the state government and flood victims.
He also expressed gratitude to JDT owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, who is the Crown Prince of Johor, for the donation in aid of flood victims. JDT won the Malaysia Cup and Super League this season.
At the same press conference, Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim said several associations and business communities had come on board the Penang Bounce Back flood relief programme.
He said 59 clinics statewide under the Malaysian Medical Association (Penang Branch) and Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society would offer free medical treatment to flood victims.
He said the free medical treatment was expected to run from today till Dec 10, adding that the list of clinics offering such services would be uploaded on www.penangbangkit.com.
Sim said Pensonic Group would also provide 700 rice cookers to relief centres.
He said for any small electrical appliances of the company still under warranty, Pensonic will provide a one-to-one exchange, subject to stock availability for flood victims registered with the state government.
“For those with lapse warranty, Pensonic will provide free labour charge and 50% discount on parts.
“The group is also offering a 50% discount off the normal price on selected range of products of small domestic appliances. This is applicable to registered flood victims with the state government,” he said.
The purchases and services are only applicable at Pensonic headquarters in Bukit Minyak and Keat Radio, Perak Road, effective from now till Nov 30 only. For enquiries, call Pensonic Careline at 1800-881-770.
Sim said Wah Lee Electrical Chain Store was offering free labour charges for all electrical appliance repair and services.
“For items that are beyond repair, registered flood victims with the state government may choose to buy from the Wah Lee Electrical Chain Store at a 12-month 0% instalment package.
“They will absorb the first and second instalments of the purchase,” he said, adding that the validity is from now until Nov 30.
Meanwhile, state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh said those affected by the floods on Sept 15, would receive the one-off RM400 payment on Nov 18 and 19.
He said they would announce the collection points today, adding that more than 200 families were moved to 11 evacuation centres then.
“We have received registration from 7,037 households and shop operators who are eligible for the one-off payment amounting to RM2.8mil.
“Hopefully, the amount will help those whose businesses, houses and cars were damaged in the floods then.
“The collection time is from 9.30am to 3.30pm. They will be informed via phone calls,” he said.