KUALA SELANGOR, 9 Nov: Over 30 residents of the Bukit Melawati constituency received benefits from the Senior Citizens Scheme (Skim Mesra Usia Emas – SMUE), which is the death benevolent fund, from September to October.
The Coordinator for the constituency, S.Manikavasagam, said that each participant received RM1,000 at the constituency office, while the remainder RM1,500 will be presented in a ceremony organised by the Kuala Selangor District Office to be held in the near future.
“A representative of the constituency coordinator will visit the home of participants who were unable to come to the office to deliver the entrusted money.
“This contribution is evidence that the Selangor and Pakatan Rakyat government are committed in fulfilling everything in the election manifesto, especially those involving the people’s welfare, regardless of gender, race, religion, political affiliation, economic and social status,” he said.
The SMUE is one of seven Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor (MES) agendas which were launched by the state government in August 2008.
Manikavasagam said through this scheme, registered nominees are eligible to request from their constituency service centre for the death benevolent fund of RM2,00 through two phases upon the death of a member of their family.
“It is the state government’s initiative to ease the burden of the deceased’s benefactors. We hope that this initiative will help them, either to manage the funeral of other matters” he said.