Penang folk not stepchildren, says Jagdeep

DATUK Keramat assemblymember Jagdeep Singh on Feb 12 called on the federal government not to treat Penang residents as “stepchildren”.

He was referring to flood relief aid promised by the federal government to help victims following the recent flood calamity of Nov 4 and 5.

“In all, a total of 64,128 residents have received the one-off aid of RM700 at the first and second phase of the fund,” he told reporters in conjunction with his visit to Taman Free School to give away calendars, mandarin oranges and angpow packets to stall owners and market goers.


Jagdeep (left) distributing mandarin oranges and ang pow packets to some market goers at Taman Free School market


Also present were president of Taman Free School Residents Association, T.T. Low, and its secretary Goh Yee Wei.

Jagdeep said flood prone states like Kelantan and Terengganu have received aid from the Federal Flood Relief Fund.

“When will Penang receive ours, in view of the worst flood that hit the state recently. Why treat us as ‘stepchildren’?” he asked.

During his visit to Taman Free School on Feb 12, some 1,000 pieces of mandarin oranges were distributed to the crowd at the market area.

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