KOTA KINABALU, Feb 28 – The Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today handed over aid contributed by the Welfare Association of the Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) and the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia (PPPM) to flood victims in the Beaufort district.
Rosmah, who is Bakti president, handed over the donations at the Flood Donation Presentation Ceremony held at the Sabah Federal Government Administration Complex, here. The PPPM gave donations worth RM248,626 to 1,260 families and 6,108 students as well as 873 teachers, including 139 school support staff while Bakti gave RM77,000 to 770 families.
The donations are part of Bakti’s and PPM’s aid mission, with donations previously given in stages to several other states including Sarawak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak. Rosmah, who is also the national president of PPPM, also handed donations to the state Education department for students, teachers and school support staff.
At the ceremony today, 80 families and 40 students as well as teachers from the Membakut and Beaufort districts received the donations from Bakti and PPPM, as well as cash aid of RM500 from the National Security Council for each family.
Also present were the wife of the Chief Minister Datin Seri Faridah Tusin, who is also the President of the Association of Wives of Sabah Barisan Nasional elected representatives (Bakisa), State Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid, and Sabah Education Director Datuk Jame Alip.
State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman who is also Chairman of the Sabah Disaster Committee, in his speech, said nine districts were affected by the floods, with 2,118 families moved to evacuation centres.