Saturday August 18, 2012
Joy of receiving
SELF-EMPLOYED Osman Cik Din, 59, was all smiles when he received RM200 in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya.
Osman, from Bayan Lepas in Pe-nang, uses a wheelchair.
He said he was thankful to receive the money which he would use to buy daily necessities.
Osman was among 701 needy folk who received the goodwill payment from Tabung Haji and four donors.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop was present to hand out the financial aid to the recipients at the Kompleks Tabung Haji in Bayan Lepas.
Nor Mohamed also presented RM1,000 to representatives from 205 qaryah mosques in Penang.
He said the funds were from the Federal Government.
“We are doing all we can to lighten the burden of the people,” said Nor Mohamed.
Another grateful recipient was Puteh Che Mat, 71, who lost both his legs in an accident 12 years ago.
He said he was very happy to re-ceive the monetary aid.