Sarawak govt urged to provide financial aid for Kpg Stampin residents to build house

Michael Kong

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, April 26: Michael Kong, the special assistant to Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen urges the Sarawak government to provide financial assistance to a family of Kampung Stampin who had lost their house due to flash flood.

Kong in a statement today said their house was built on the riverbank and the constant flash flood since December 2020 has damaged the house.

Thus, he said the family needed financial assistance to build a new house as their previous house was no longer safe for occupancy.

“Till now, they have only managed to gather enough money to build up the structural frame of a house and the roofing.

“The house is far from completion but for now, at least they have a roof over their head albeit without any walls, kitchen or even toilet.

“Due to the very pitiful situation, DAP Stampin shall look into ways to help this family to have a safe house to live in.

“At the same time, I cannot stress enough that the government should come up with more financial initiatives for the people of Sarawak.

“I once again urge the State government to dig into its reserves and come up with a comprehensive financial assistance package for the people,” he said.

Apart from that, Kong also appealed to members of the public for help, be it in cash or in kind.

On another note, he added the State government also failed to help businesses and the B40 income groups that were affected by the Covid-19.

He noted many of those from the B40 income groups were daily paid workers.

Kong added the daily paid workers were left without steady income with the current economic environment coupled with multiple stop orders and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to comply with. — DayakDaily