KUCHING, Dec 10: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth is assisting 66-year-old Tchee Foh Hin, who lost his son Kiam Jong in the recent CityOne Megamall explosion, to have a house of his own.
Its secretary-general, Milton Foo, went to the Land and Survey Department today to submit Tchee’s land application.
Tchee wanted to apply for a piece of land in the Stampin Resettlement Area, where he is now staying, to build a new house as his current wooden house is dilapidated, and the land it sits on is not his.
Tchee had asked for assistance from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Deputy Youth chief Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman and Foo when they led Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Youth members to visit him yesterday.
In a statement, Foo said Land and Survey Department personnel would visit Tchee tomorrow to get more details. Foo is delighted with the high efficiency and professionalism shown by the Land and Survey Department staff.
At the same time, Foo extended his appreciation to Fazzrudin, who is also Tupong assemblyman, and Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian for helping to bring the matter to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s attention.
He hoped the state government would grant the land soon.
“This would grant the Tchee family a home they dreamed of for so long,” said Foo.
Tchee, with mobility issues, is currently living with his second son. He explained that the land where his house stands is not his and claimed that the landowner did not agree on rebuilding the house.
“He hopes the Sarawak government could, perhaps, provide a small piece of land within the resettlement area so that they can build a house of their own,” Foo explained during their visit yesterday. — DayakDaily