Private sector, corporate bodies urged to assist Perak SBM

IPOH  Private companies and corporate bodies are urged to contribute to the Perak branch of The Society for the Blind in Malaysia (SBM) in carrying out repair works to its building, here.


State Education, Human Capital Development, Non-Governmental Organisation and Civil Society Committee chairman, Razman Zakaria said this responsibility should be shared and not be totally left to the government.


He, meanwhile, promised to try obtain an allocation from the state government to get the three-storey building valued at RM690,000 to be repaired soonest possible, besides improving the facilities there.





“We welcome any party that can assist fast. We will ask for a management budget from the state government, after which we will bring a suitable contractor to do the repairs,” he told reporters during a visit to the SBM building, here, today.


Earlier, Perak SBM chairman, Idris Hashim said it needed RM120,000 to repair the building including the structure, leaking roof, floors, toilets (which could not be used for now) and walkways for its visually-impaired members.


He said the association’s savings fund of about RM40,000 had been used to repaint the building which it owned since 2018.



“We would like the state government to assist us, if possible, in repairing the building and its facilities as this is where the SBM members carry out their administrative work, besides holding short-term courses like massage and sewing,” he added.



Source: BERNAMA News Agency