KUALA LUMPUR: The aged on the Selangor King George V Silver Jubilee Fund Care Centre received a pleasing Chinese New Year shock when the Prime Minister and his wife got here a-calling.
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Datin Seri Muhaini Zainal Abidin arrived on the centre in Jalan Loke Yew on the primary day of the Year of the Tiger trying resplendent of their pink festive apparel.
They have been all smiles when the couple distributed ang pow and oranges, and spent about 40 minutes chatting with them and staffers.
“The lines on their faces show the immense sacrifices they have made, but in their smiles, one can see love. So, look after and love your parents while they are still around.
“Nothing can replace the love they give us,” Ismail Sabri stated in a Facebook publish.
The Prime Minister thanked the centre, which started operations within the Thirties, for taking care of the senior residents effectively.
The care centre homes girls aged 65 and above. There are at present 33 residents.
Also current throughout the visit have been Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun and Selangor King George V Silver Jubilee Fund trustee exco chairman Datuk Seri Yong Seng Yeow.
At an earlier occasion on Tuesday, Bernama quoted Ismail Sabri as saying that the federal government had allotted grants amounting to RM19.2mil this yr for voluntary welfare organisations.
He stated the allocation was made according to the Malaysian Family idea of inclusiveness.
“We gave to Persons with Disabilities (OKU), care centres and senior citizens. For special children or senior citizens who do not live in care centres, the government also provides aid,” he advised reporters after visiting a care centre for particular youngsters.
Assistance given by the federal government to welfare voluntary organisations included meals and drink, a particular allowance for OKU college students, and per capita and restore grants.
During his visit, the prime minister introduced ang pow and meals packs to the kids.
Rina stated the federal government had channelled particular help to 1,225 care centres for OKU and senior residents who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“These centres have complained about a lack of assistance from corporate bodies,” she added.