KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) -- The Information, Communications and
Culture Ministry will intensify efforts to locate the poor and really needy to
be given assistance under the Prihatin 1Malaysia project.
Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the project carried out by the
Special Affairs Department (Jasa), included building low-cost houses for them or
repairing their houses.
He said through Prihatin 1Malaysia, each project would be carried out by the
Jasa volunteers themselves, and this was in line with the caring concept
emphasised by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak .
"Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders are far different from the opposition leaders
who only know how to talk. Hopefully, the people will take note and recognise
this efort in the form of support for the BN government."
He said this after attending a Prihatin 1Malaysia event themed, ''A Little
Touch Changes Life'' at Ladang Kam Seng, Gombak, near here, today.
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Rais said since the Prihatin 1Malaysia project was introduced last year,
about 400 houses had been built or repaired for the poor.
Earlier, Rais handed over to six residents in the estate, the keys to their
new houses. Their homes were destroyed by fire on Nov 19, 2011.
Construction of the houses costing RM15,000 each and complete with water and
electricity supply, under the Prihatin 1Malaysia project, started last month.
Rais also spent half an hour visiting the project site for the Rumah Gadang
Minangkabau (Minangkabau Grand House) cultural centre in Sungai Pusu, Gombak.
On another development, Rais said there was no need to hold a debate between
opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the prime minister.
"It is of no benefit, as there will only be accusations and
counter-accusations and so on.
"We will achieve nothing even if we debate for 50 hours with them. But what
is more important is doing and contributing something good for the rakyat
(people) for them (opposition) to see," he said.
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