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SIBU, June 3: Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Dato Seri Tiong King Sing has extended assistance to the 12 families left homeless after Rh Nglai Usit at Jalan Pulau Dudong here caught fire on the first day of Gawai Dayak celebration (June 1).
Tiong, who is Dudong assemblyman, expressed his deep sympathy for the fire victims.
“Nevertheless, I am grateful that no casualties were reported. I hope the families involved in this incident will remain strong in facing this test.
“I will continue to monitor the development of this issue from time to time to extend help and needs to the victims of the incident,” he said in a Facebook post after visiting the victims at the destroyed site yesterday (June 2).
A reliable source informed DayakDaily that Tiong had channelled a financial contribution of RM1,000 from his own pocket money to each family apart from delivering a canopy for the use of the victims.
It was reported that some 80 villagers were left homeless after the 12-door longhouse was razed by a fire around 8.50pm on June 1. — DayakDaily