Sarawak Energy Gives A Helping Hand To Sibu Fire Victims

By Rowland George Clarke, Communications Officer, Corporate Communications

The people of Sibu saw their historic kampung houses along Kampung Datu/Kpg Hilir razed to the ground in the biggest and worst ever fire ever to hit Sibu in recent times.  The fire, on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 started at around 4.00 pm and quickly engulfed the wooden houses.

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Fire at Kampung Datu/ Kampung Hilir, Sibu

One of our staff, Mohd Junaidi Haji Sambang of SESCO Sibu who happened to notice the thick black smoke from the distance, rushed to the scene at around 5.30 pm and immediately assisted the BOMBA fire fighters in trying to control the fire.

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The fire sends up tall plumes of smoke

Sarawak Energy being a responsible corporate company came to the aid of the 107 or so families including 653 victims of Kpg Datu/Hilir in Sibu.

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Junaidi helping to put out the fire while a BOMBA fire fighter closely watches

107 or so families were affected by the fire

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SESCO staff Mohd Junaidi Haji Sambang helping to put out the fire while a BOMBA fire fighter closely watches

A simple ceremony to hand over the donations was held at the Kpg Datu & Kpg Hilir Fire Victims Operations Room, LAKIS Building, Sibu by Cik Peridah Samawi, SESCO Central Region’s Regional Manager to Penghulu Haji Hussain, on behalf of YB Dr. Annuar Rapa’ee, Chairman, Kpg. Datu & Kpg. Hilir Fire Victims Relief Committee.

Peridah presenting a cheque and cash donations to Penghulu Haji Hussain while Anai (left), Syahmi (2nd left) and Lily (right) look on

Peridah presenting a cheque and cash donations to Penghulu Haji Hussain while Anai (left), Syahmi (2nd left) and Lily (right) look on

The donations in the form of cash and kind were contributed by Sarawak Energy and staff from Dalat, Mukah, Sibu, Kuching and SESCO PKPI (Sibu) who were deeply touched by the tragedy.

Among those present at the ceremony were Lily Jee, Anai Rajau from SESCO Central Region Office and Syahmi Jamali, Senior Administrative Officer (SAO), Resident Office, Sibu.

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Peridah (8th left), Penghulu Haji Hussain (in songkok) posing together with Sarawak Energy and Kpg Datu/Kpg Hilir Fire Victims Committee members. In the foreground are donations by Sarawak Energy staff

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