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Kuala Koh's Bateq community optimistic after DPM's announcement of RM3.3mil

Martin Vengadesan
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Villagers in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan have reacted with relief and optimism to the announcement last week by Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that RM3.3million had been allocated towards improving living conditions in the area.

Last Friday Bernama reported Wan Azizah announcing the allocation, saying that the funds would go towards the construction of a RM2 million Grid Power Supply System by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and a water treatment system valued at RM800,000.

An additional RM434,000 will be allocated to meet various requirements, including the provision of food according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

The community was devastated in May and June this year when an outbreak of disease - later confirmed by Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad to be measles - killed 16 villagers from the Orang Asli Bateq community...

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