Corporate companies should help B40 families live comfortably: Zuraida

IPOH (July 27): Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamarudin called on corporate companies to provide opportunities to low-income (B40) households to live more comfortable lives and generate their own income.

While praising the effort of Eastern Decorator, a textile and interior design company in giving their fabric leftovers to 30 housewives from the People's Housing Project (PPR) flats so that the women could sew them and turn them into useful household items, the Minister said it deserved praise and should indeed be emulated by other companies.

“The company told me that they have no use of the fabric leftovers,  so I told them to give them to the housewives at Jalan Hospital PPR flats so that they can sew them together to make pillowcases or quilts.

“Their fabric leftovers are of very good quality, by doing this the B40 households can enjoy the comfort of good pillowcases and quilts,” she told reporters after visiting the Eastern Decorator factory in Khantan Industrial Area, near here, yesterday.

Zuraida said that her Ministry was talking to the company about providing sewing machines and coming up with a business model for this venture in the future.

Earlier in a visit to the Ipoh City Council (MBI), Zuraida commended the city council's strict enforcement that saw the markets here not dominated by foreign immigrants as in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

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