Friday, June 10, 2011

SELANGOR : Good news for our senior citizens

Selangor has allocated up to RM10 million to take senior citizens grocery shopping Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said today The Mentri Besar said senior citizens aged 60 years and above will be given a RM100 coupon each and ferried to selected supermarkets in the state under the Pakatan Rakyat government’s new “mesra rakyat” programme for the elderly which begins next month “The state has agreed to allocate between RM5 million and RM10 million for this programme and we will channel the funds to all Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen and our representatives in non-PR held state seats “Those who are interested will be brought to the supermarkets to go shopping and we will then send them home ” he told reporters after hosting a dialogue session with community leaders at the Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi multipurpose hall here this morning Khalid picture said three outlets — Tesco Giant and Ecosave — have so far expressed interest in participating in the programme “They will also prepare food and drink for the senior citizens ” he said Selangor presently offers another programme for senior citizens — Skim Usia Mas — whereby the families of those who have passed away are given a one-off compensation of RM2 500 “But many senior citizens have complained that they do not get to benefit from this money because they have to die first before their families get it ” Khalid joked to the audience earlier.

1 comment:

  1. As a senior citizen of 61 years old and retired and residing in subang jaya, not an govt. employee but private co. where there is no whatsoever other source of income, whatever monies had in epf has been used up. I was diagonised as parkinson disease since march this year and find the loss of income and i hope the selangor govt. could look into the plight of many of the senior citizen like me to assist in one way or other to get some form of monetary monthly to buy the grossery and pay some medical bills. I take this opportunity to thank you sir Mr. Khalid in advance and keep doing the good thing and follow your heart. sritharan sangaran,