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Maal Hijrah Cheer As Fire Victims Get New Houses

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ALOR SETAR – Maal Hijrah 1436 brings cheer to two fire victim families in Kampung Alor Bangsa, Simpang Kuala, as they will get new houses in two months.

The new houses costing RM100,000 were courtesy of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) via the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

Shuib Ismail, 62, said after fire destroyed his house on Aug 5, he took his wife Hasnah Arifin, 59, and two grown up daughters to a surau for shelter.

“Syukur Alhamdulillah for this gift during Maal Hijrah. I never thought that I would receive such a big gift,” he told reporters when met at the groundbreaking ceremony of ‘Program Ziarah Asnaf TNB’ here, today.

Another lucky recipient, Rohani Arifin, 61, said she was grateful to Alor Setar Umno division leaders for helping to get the new house.

“Without the help of Alor Setar Umno division, I will surely stay in the surau for a long time,” she added. – BERNAMA

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