i-Suri financial programme to safeguard social security of homemakers

Wan Azizah (fourth right) in a photo with recipients of contribution as well as other distinguished guests.

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, June 29: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail has urged all eligible housewives and housemakers from Sarawak to register for i-Suri.

The i-Suri programme is a financial aid introduced by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government with the aim of safeguarding the social security of housewives, particularly those categorised as poor or hardcore poor.

Up until May 31 this year, she revealed that a total of 111,879 women have registered with i-Suri.

“For registration of i-Suri in Sarawak as at the same date, there was 17,980 women,” she addressed an Aidilfitri celebration organised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak held at Matang Mall here today.

Wan Azizah (seated second left) in a group photo with the PKR members as well as members of the public joining the Aidilfitri celebration.

Hence, Wan Azizah who is also the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, urged all party leaders and members to go down to the ground to carry out campaign so that more women, especially housewives and single mothers, can be aware and benefit from the aid.

“As for the Ministry, we have carried out i-Suri campaign for the entire day at a programme with the people in Mydin Mall in Petra Jaya today. We are glad that it has received encouraging response from the public and target group,” she said.

As the PH government celebrated its first year in power, Wan Azizah emphasised that they have put in a lot of good effort to rebuild this country.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad), we will do to our best abilities to position our country on the best track for the betterment of the whole Malaysia and its people,” she assured.

“As such, let’s work together and pray that our struggling economy, especially the huge debts incurred and improving of integrity, fighting corruptions and various other efforts can produce a positive outcome,” she said.

This Aidilfitri celebration programme was organised jointly by several PKR Sarawak branches including Santubong, Simunjan, Petra Jaya, Batang Sadong, Samarahan and Sibuti.

Earlier on, organising chairman Datu Dr Nor Irwan Ahmad Nor reminded party members to be loyal to party leadership and not be swayed by rumours.

“Instead, we must unite and work together so to win over Sarawak in the next election, hopefully,” he said.

“It is also important for members to have proper conduct and etiquette at all times, have good manners and behaviours to protect the good image of the party,” he reminded.

At the event, Wan Azizah also presented contributions to single mothers. — DayakDaily