Widow of war veteran receives food aid, monetary assistance from state

Major Pahot Joll taking a photo with the widow, Linjong Edward, from Rumah Karin, Tabut Skrang in Sri Aman during his visit yesterday.

SRI AMAN, June 11: War veteran widow, 70-year-old Linjong Edward, from Rumah Karin, Tabut Skrang in Sri Aman, received assistance from the State Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV).

According to Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) in a statement, the effort to track down the widow was initiated by JHEV director Major Pahot Joll, who managed to find her based on the information given by the members of state JHEV.

“State JHEV director Major Pahot Joll, handed over assistance comprising of food items, and some monetary contribution from ‘Tabung Jasamu’, including helping to fill in documentation needed for Bantuan Sara Hidup, to ease her burden,” the statement said.

Ranger Tinggi Chakom

It was also noted that the widow lived alone and relied on a RM243.67, monthly pension issued under her late husband, Ranger Tinggi Chakom, who died on Nov 22, 1970, leaving a then 11-year-old son.

“Her husband, Ranger Tinggi Chakom, was killed with three other Sarawakian Rangers while tracking communist activity in Sungai Rejang, as reported by the local villagers,” the statement read.

The statement also added that Linjong previously lived together with her son, grandson and daughter-in-law. After her son passed away at the age of 52, the wife took her grandson back to her hometown, leaving Linjong alone. –DayakDaily

A certificate of appreciation from ATM.