Meanwhile, the other victim, A. Ghani A. Rahman, 79, and his wife Semah Mat Satin, 68, from Kampung Baru Padang Kerbau also shared their happiness at the presence of the prime minister after a life of abject deprivation following the floods which destroyed all their household belongings.
Indeed, the floods were very bad here in 2014 as water rose to the roof. All the household items were either swept away by floodwaters or damaged. With the help of the prime minister, we now have a sofa , rubber mats, fans and other household furniture such as cupboards for our clothes and racks for our plates and cups.
In addition, the Fire and Rescue Department is also building our new toilets. I am very thankful to our prime minister, he said.
Earlier, in a separate ceremony at the Temerloh District mosque, Najib also a RM10.2 million federal allocation for disbursement of monthly aid to 2,795 poor recipients in the district.
Of the tota,l 1,229 recipients were senior citizens followed by children (608) and the handicapped (955).
Najib, who also performed the Zohor prayers with 500 surrounding residents, handed over living allowances of RM252,000 to 105 inland fishermen in the district and RM14,700 to 49 storm victims in Taman Murni, Lanchang here last Friday.
He also handed over aid in the form of goods to 300 members of several government pensioners associations.