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Impoverished elderly couple receives help

Jainab visiting the elderly couple. In the background is the couple’s home.

Jainab visiting the elderly couple. In the background is the couple’s home.

KOTA KINABALU: The impoverished elderly couple whose life story was shared in the social media received a visit from the state Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Hajah Jainab Ahmad Ayid, at Kg. Bandulan Sepanggar, yesterday.

In her visit Jainab donated cash assistance for the elderly couple. The wife, Wong Nyuk Hoong, received RM300 monthly from the Assistance for the Elderly (BOT).

Their unfortunate story was made known when their pictures were uploaded by a Facebook user, Tong Ch, in 7 February ago, where was shared 6,453 times and attract various parties to come forward and help the elderly couple. –SayangSabah

 

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