By Wilfred Pilo
KUCHING, Jan 5: Fire victim Dato Yetni Adenan and his family have something to cheer about today when Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and his wife, Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, visited them at where their house used to stand in Jalan Cenderawasih, Semariang.
After being briefed on the incident that happened on Christmas Eve, Abang Johari handed a personal donation to Yetni. Juma’ani, who is Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati) president, also passed financial assistance to him on behalf of the association.
Abang Johari later told reporters covering his visit that the retired civil servant would be given some form of housing assistance to build a new house.
He promised to talk to elected representatives of the area to see how best to help Yetni and his family get back to their normal life again.
“We will seek assistance from an architect first on how to design a new home for him. This new house will be built in the same locality. All these joint efforts will lighten his burden,” Abang Johari said and called on the former penghulu to be patient.
Yetni, 85, told reporters he was grateful that his family was not harmed in the fire.
“My family and I were very lucky that our house’s front gate was unlocked that night, and we were able to escape unhurt,” he said.
Also present were Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali and Petra Jaya MP Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof. — DayakDaily