Posted: 29 Sep 2011 05:04 PM PDT
by Philip Kiew, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on September 30, 2011, Friday
LAWAS: A morning fire destroyed a two storey-house in Kampung Temangis, Lawas Damit, leaving 22 victims from four families homeless.
Lawas Fire and Rescue Department chief Zaki Hussin said the fire station received a phone call about the fire at 7.16am, and immediately sent a team of eight firefighters and a tender engine to the scene.
The fire was brought under control and prevented from spreading to nearby houses within half an hour.
Initial investigation indicated that it could have been caused by a candle in a bathroom upstairs.
A grandmother and an expecting mother with three children were in the house at the time of the incident while other family members had gone to school or were at work.
Accompanied by Lawas district officer Mohd Supaih Hamdan, Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong, went to the scene to hand over a personal donation of RM1,000 and console the family.
Welfare Department officers were also at the scene to assess the form of assistance needed by the victims.
Sum said it was fortunate that there was no loss of life, and advised victims to cooperate with the relevant government agencies in facilitating the delivery of assistance to alleviate their sufferings.
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 06:45 AM PDT
LAWAS, 17 Ogos – Persatuan Media Sosial Sarawak meraikan anak-anak yatim dengan memberi sumbangan kepada mereka sempena Program Kembara Merdeka Ramadan Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia Sarawak di Lawas baru-baru ini.
Presidennya, Haji Wan Abdillah Edruce berkata sumbangan tersebut bertujuan untuk meraikan anak-anak yatim bersempena bulan ramadan ini.
"Harapan kita sumbangan ini dapat memberi kegembiraan dan membantu anak-anak yatim.Apatah lagi di bulan ramadan dan kemerdekaan ini. Semoga anak-anak yatim ini nanti lebih bermotivasi dan berjaya dalam pelajaran" ujar beliau
Beliau berkata sedemikian kepada pemberita sebaik sahaja selesai majlis penyerahan sumbangan tersebut yang disempurnakan oleh Menteri Perancangan dan Pengurusan Sumber II merangkap Menteri Kemudahan Awam Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan di Lawas baru-baru ini.
Turut sama hadir dalam majlis tersebut, Pengarah Penerangan Negeri Sarawak, Resat Salleh dan ketua-ketua jabatan.
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