(Ijok) Khir: All in a day’s work April 17, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Malaysia, Politics.
Work that butt, MB!
I confess I’m enjoying this spectacle a little too much. Watching chief ministers, keris-wavers, ministers scurrying around for once is such delight. Also a much needed workout for those flabby behinds and expanding waistlines.
But on hindsight, thinking how fast our tax-dollars and rakyat’s savings leached for the BN campaign is sobering. How are we going to pay for all these? GST?
The second set of goodies bestowed upon the good folks of Ijok by Khir Toyo was on Sunday. This time at Masjid Batu 8, Ijok, where the construction of a ‘klinik wakaf‘. No figures were given.
Khir was reported to have said this during a presentation of aid worth RM 169,000, organised by the Selangor Zakat Foundation at the mosque (click on pics for larger view):-
“The Selangor Medical Centre with cooperation from the Selangor Islamic Council (MAIS), will have a ‘klinik wakaf’ in the vicinity of the most, with the aim to help the public obtain medical assistance at minimum rates, around RM 5-10.”
Among the aid given by the Zakat Foundation were:- contributions to repair homes for 3 families; 3 families received a donation to build homes; monthly assistance allowance for 38 families, food donations for 102 people; 13 people start-up funds for small businesses; and bicycles for 10 of the poorest students.
According to Khir, poverty in the Kuala Selangor district, especially in Ijok is still at very high levels and needed everyone’s attention.
Makes one wonder what the late assemblyman was doing? Organising buses to Lunas 2001?
I doubt anyone has a problem with dispensing aid to the poor and needy. In fact, it’s a bloody shame to have them live in such dire conditions while palaces are being built. But to use the occasion and them in this manner, is way too distasteful.
Anyway – Khir added that this was the agenda of the state government, MAIS and the Selangor Zakat Foundation to give good medical help to Muslims who do not have the means to do so (later in the article, he said both Muslims and non-Muslims could access the facilities there).
Why Selangor Medical Centre? Whatever happened to our public healthcare system, Dr. Chua?
Selangor Medical Centre is a private healthcare facility, situated in Shah Alam.
Its shareholders are:
1. Koperasi Anak-anak Selangor (KOSAS)
2. Pantai Bharu Holdings Sdn Bhd
3. Selangor Amal Holdings
4. Medivision Group
Among its long list of impressive services available, includes Plastic/Reconstruction Surgery.
If SMC is opening another branch there, I’m packing my bags and resettling in Ijok!
Khir returned for a Kenduri tonight at Batu Ijok 7 (if only we’d known earlier!).
9:00 pm. Kenduri kampung di rumah Sdr Markum bin Suradi batu 7 Jalan Ijok Bapa Angkat Bahagian PJU dan Kota Raja.
BTW: UMNO is making this too easy for curious cats like me.
More photographs from Selangor Foundation Ceremony. (Please click for larger views)