SHAH ALAM, 6 Mar: The Selangor Government has established a Selangor People’s Heroes Fund (Tabung Wira Rakyat Selangor) amounting to RM10 million to assist the family members of security personnel who died while defending the country.
Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the Selangor Government at the same time will provide an assistance of RM20,000 to every family of those who lost their lives in the invasion incident in Sabah.
“This fund will be used for the families of victims in terms of education, welfare, health and other assistance which can be given from time to time,” said Abdul Khalid.
He said this in a press conference after the State Government Executive Council Meeting at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building here.
Abdul Khalid said the assistance of RM20,000 will be given to the victim’s family as soon as possible.
“Although money cannot replace the lives of those who died, however it is hoped that this financial aid will lessen the burden of the families, especially for children who are still in school,” he said.
Abdul Khalid added that the State Government will also provide support to the security forces in dealing with the invasion issue in Sabah.
“We pray for this conflict to be resolved immediately and we pray for all our security personnel to return safely,” said Abdul Khalid.
So far, eight members of the security force has lost their lives against the armed group from southern Philippines who have gathered in several parts of Lahad Datu and Semporna.
The two police commandos who were killed in a battle at Kampung Tanduo are Inspector Zulkifli Mamat and Corporal Sabarudin Daud.
Meanwhile those killed in an ambush at Kampung Sri Jaya, Simnul, Semporna are ASP Micheal Padel, Sergeant Baharin Hamid, Sergeant Abdul Aziz Sakirun, Corporal Salam Togiran, Supt Ibrahim Lebar and L/Cpl Mohd Azrul Tukiran.