It is impossible for a power takeover, assemblymen’s support remains intact


SHAH ALAM, SEP 18: Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi denied claims of a power takeover through the ‘back door’ in Selangor.

She said, it is impossible for that to happen in Selangor as all Assemblymen’s support towards Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali remains intact.

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“Of course we will remain with the principle to be together in KEADILAN’s struggle. Come what may, we shall remain strongly bonded in the principle of our struggles together with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, led by Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah.

“And with Datuk Seri Azmin Ali in Selangor. We will not compromise on that,” she said, reported Antarapos.

Media had earlier reported that there are KEADILAN Assemblymen who will be joining Umno after the former Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib, who was in KEADILAN before, had joined UMNO.

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However, Dato’ Menteri Besar’s Political Secretary, Shuhaimi Shafie said, the negative speculation was made to distort Selangor’s smooth administration.

“It is believed that this speculation is to divert peoples’ attention. It is also aimed to distort the State Government’s smooth administration,” he said.


Exco, YIDE help Taman Kapar Ria fire victims


SHAH ALAM, AUG 30: The State Government together with Darul Ehsan Islamic Foundation has given an ad-hoc cash donation and basic necessities to two families who were victims of a fire in Taman Kapar Ria recently.

The donation was given by Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi and YIDE Contributions and Promotions Unit Operations Manager, Md Arifin Jaafar.

Dr Daroyah said the State Government is consistently ensuring that people who are affected by any disaster or catastrophe are duly assisted.

“For now, the victims are placed at Dewan Sri Kerayong and InsyaAllah there will be more help from other parties,” she said.


Meanwhile, also present were representatives from the Local Authority, Selangor State Disaster Management Unit and Kampung Kapar Development and Security Committee.

Last week, a fire had destroyed four terrace unit, two were vacant and two were tenanted, however no casualty was reported.

YIDE is an agency under MAIS, responsible to implement welfare activities in the state.

Md Arifin Jaafar said the agency will continue to carry-out its social responsibilities by giving out ad-hoc contributions, in the form of cash and other necessities, to victims of disasters and catastrophes.

“Besides helping Selangor citizens who are affected by disasters, YIDE also plays a role to manage orphans in Selangor and it also offers Hemodialysis Treatment through its MAIS Dialysis Centre with six branches in Selangor.

“YIDE will continue to contribute for the welfare of Selangor citizens and support in making Selangor a state that protect the welfare of its citizens,” he said.


Selangor Women’s Policy Action Plan’s 7 objectives


SHAH ALAM, JULY 24: The State Government will launch the Selangor Women’s Policy Action Plan for 2017 till 2020 in the near future.

Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi said that the policy and plan will focus on seven main objectives.

She said it will encompass gender development, neglected women’s socio-economic status, close the gender gap and labour market aspect.


“In addition, the policy and plan will emphasise participation of women in leadership and political roles as well as their health and mobility.

“It will also include the freedom of women from violence and to nurture women’s innovative and creative talents,” she said at the Selangor State Assembly recently.

Dr Daroyah said the Selangor Women’s Policy Action Plan acts as a guideline and direction to formulate programmes to empower women in all sectors including economy, education and career.

She said, although there has been progress in the health and education sectors, a wide gap still exists between women and men from the aspect of economic opportunities and involvement in leadership and decision-making.

“Through the RM9 million allocation, The Institut Wanita Berdaya has designed various plans to achieve the Selangor Women’s Policy’s objectives relating to education, career and economy.

“This includes creating the Selangor Women’s Policy and Action Plan 2017-2020 and the preparation of research grants for studies and research related to women’s issues, children and marginal groups for the evaluation of their standard of living,” she said.


She said that the plan will be launched by Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali as a show of support and encouragement for women’s affairs.

She added that the State Government will increase awareness and encourage more female students to be involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

As such, a suitable support mechanism will be identified to encourage their interest in these critical fields.

“This century is the century for women. As such, the establishment of IWB is timely to encourage and polish women’s potential, especially in Selangor,” she said.

IWB was founded in May with the intention to empower women in the fields of economy, education and career.


Peduli Sihat Scheme: 216,051 members receive benefits


SHAH ALAM, JULY 24: The Peduli Sihat Scheme is currently enjoyed by 216,051 registered members as of July 12.

Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco Dr Daroyah Alwi said as much as RM1.6 million allocated have been spent in the same period.

She said the total allocation was based on the amount claimed for services provided by panel clinics under the scheme to bear the treatment costs of the scheme members.


The Dengkil constituency has the highest membership with 8,621 members, followed by Meru with 8,060 members, Sungai Panjang 7,354 members and Morib 7,045 members.

“From the total, 142,558 (66%) are Malays, 31,452 (14%) Chinese and 40,367 (19%) Indian and 1,675 (1%) of other races,” she said during the State Assembly.

Dr Daroyah said the total of rejected applications as of July 12 was 5,235.

She said that the reasons for the rejections included incomplete and suspicious supporting documents, salaries that were over the limit and insufficient residency periods.

She added that the State Government was improving the programme by introducing several special categories that were approved by Selgate Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

She said the special categories would be implemented with the cooperation of agencies and departments of the State Government that have records of those eligible for the programme.

“This includes the disabled, orphans, KAFA teachers, mosque and surau imams, the hardcore poor, village chiefs, Indian community leaders and senior citizens,” she said.


The scheme, which was launched on January 24, shows the government’s concern regarding the escalating healthcare costs faced by the rakyat.

This one-of-a-kind programme in Malaysia which is available only in Selangor is a high impact programme in line with its allocation of RM125 million a year.

There are 626 registered panel clinics under this scheme currently.


State Government to do its best to provide aid before Aidilfitri


HULU LANGAT, JUNE 22: The State Government is trying to handover aid to more than 100 families who were recently affected by an unusual flood in Hulu Langat, before Aidilfitri.

Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi hopes that the contribution can more or less cheer the victims in Ramadan and in welcoming Aidilfitri.


“If we can, we would like to handover the aid as fast as possible, however only 32 of them has completed the form.

“Hence, we have to handover by phase, where the next one will be after hari raya,” she said during a ceremony at Kompleks Penghulu Batu 10, Mukim Cheras.

Also present were the MBI Chief Operating Officer, Soffan Affendi Aminudin, Kajang Assemblyman, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Dusun Tua Assembleman, Razaly Hassan and Hulu Langat Member of Parliament, Che Rosli Che Mat.


Each family will receive at least RM1,000 and daily necessity items from State Government and Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI).

Meanwhile, Jamaludin Busu, 65 said, he is thankful for the concern shown by the State Government and MBI who have given the donation to alleviate their burden.

“I am so thankful, this donation more or less reduce my burden although in reality, the damage is more than that.

“Although raya celebration may not be as cheerful as last year, but we are resigned to it,” he said when met by SelangorKini.


Fire: State Government and LZS extended financial aid


KLANG, JUNE 22: The State Government extended financial aid of RM500 each to eight families who were involved in a fire in Jalan Hassan, Sungai Udang.

The aid was jointly presented by Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi and Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) at the temporary shelter at Dewan Serbaguna Teluk Pulai.

“It is hoped that the families can start a new life in a better place. I encourage them to find a better location to live.


“For Muslims, at least they can celebrate the Aidilfitri more comfortably in new rented houses,” she said.

Also present were the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) who also contributed RM500 to five Muslim families.

Klang District Zakat Distribution Operation Head, Mohd Shukri Hushin said, follow-up contribution is Rm1,500 which they will try to distribute before Aidilfitri.

In the incident last Thirsday, 18 families consisting of eight locals and 10 foreigners were left homeless after 10 rented houses and a furniture warehouse were destroyed by fire.


Selangor studying leave mechanism for sick child and parents


SHAH ALAM, APR 3: The State Government is studying the best mechanism to grant leave to civil servants who need to take care of their sick children and parents.

Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi said a mechanism was proposed by Teratai and Damansara Utama Assemblyman in a previous discourse.

“Teratai and Damansara Utama proposed a three-day leave to care for a sick child or parents. Thank you for this good proposal.


“The State Government will evaluate and decide on how to implement this mechanism,” she said the 13th Selangor State Assembly Session today.

Commenting on Skim Pedul Sihat, Daroyah informed that panel clinics under this scheme are better equipped and offer more treatments such as x-ray, qualified doctors and many more.


Support women’s roles as agents of change


SUBANG JAYA, MAR 21: The State Government always supports women’s role as agents of change consistent with United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 to achieve gender equality and empower women.

Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi said women’s involvement should not be denied, consistent with their roles and contribution in driving the state’s economic growth.

“Selangor Government recognizes women’s roles in contributing to the state’s socioeconomic and human capital development.

“We are proud with our women’s achievement ahead of other states, with 15 women Assemblymen which is equivalent to 27 percent,” she said.

She said that in her speech during the Women’s Day Celebration at Geno Hotel today.

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At the same time, Daroyah also said she is proud of the achievement of 41 percent of female civil servants in the state, among them are two Selangor Syariah High Court Judges, seven Selangor Syariah Low Court Judges and the appointment of 59 council


“The State Government also appoints a woman to head the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), a statutory body that contributes the most to the state’s revenue.

“This proves Selangor’s seriousness in mainstreaming women in the state’s administration,” she said.


Joyous Perepat Ponggal Festival


KAPAR, JAN 23: Ponggal, or harvest festival, was celebrated ceremoniously by the Indian community in Kampung Perepat recently.

Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco Dr Daroyah Alwi said a total of 101 pots were distributed to Indian women for the festival.

She said that racial tolerance, unity and cooperation are still intact to celebrate festivals joyously.

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“Pongal is a festival celebrated with much joy by the Indian community in Selangor, irrespective of religion and beliefs.

“The festival was convivial with elements of culture, and rich in family values,” she said when officiating the festival at the Sri Maha Mariaman temple here.

Dr Daroyah also advised the younger generation to understand the meaning, logic and values behind the celebration as its implicit social values are still relevant and apply to the current situation.

“Congratulations to the Sementa State Legislative Assembly Indian Community. The programmes are very lively. I hope this can be done every year,” she said.

She said the food made from vegetables from the villages, are being provided to educate the younger generation on their ancestors’ native cuisine.


Three families’ fates remain protected


KLANG, JAN 9: Three poor Indian families continue to receive the attention of Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco Dr Daroyah Alwi.

Dr Daroyah, who is also Sementa Assemblyman, said the State Government through the Selangor Social Welfare Department (JKM) has tried to help these families several times.

However, according to her the efforts have failed as all of them do not have valid identification.

“Their main problem besides poverty is that they don’t have any valid documents, such as their identification cards.


“We will continue to find a solution for them to be able to get identification cards and other aid from there on, be it from JKM or the State Government,” she said.

Daroyah visited and gave some donations to the families on January 8. They are now living in small huts built on government reserve land in Pekan Kapar and Kampung Rantau Panjang.

She was joint by KEADILAN Deputy Women’s Chief G. Sivamalar, Kapar Indian Community Chief Naren and representatives from JKM.

Earlier, Daroyah joined the Klang Welfare and Recreational Association to visit special children under the care of Klang Disabled Child Care Association.

The home is located at Lorong Bunga Raya, Kampung Raja Uda. She also presented them with financial aid, basic necessities and  a wheel-chair.

The Klang Disabled Child Care Association was established in 1994 and now have 70 special-needs children under its care.


Orang Asal community receives flood aid

SHAH ALAM, SEP 28: Thanks to the State Government, the Orang Asal community in this state has never been excluded from receiving all the long-term benefits accorded to everyone else.

A total of 7 Orang Asal families from Sungai Rambai, Pulau Carey received aid from the State Government following the flood incident in their area.


The aid was given by Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi at the village’s multi-purpose hall last September 26.

In this development, the State Government’s initiative is merely to ensure the community who is less fortunate continue to receive assistance.

Before this, the high tide phenomenon in the state’s waters caused flood in several areas.


KUIS set up ‘Dengue Squad’ to promote students’ awareness


BANGI, SEP 22: The Selangor Islamic University College (KUIS) is leading the movement in creating awareness on the dangers of dengue at institutions of higher learning by creating a ‘Dengue Squad’.

The initiative is to promote awareness among students on the importance of cleanliness in their study areas and hostels.

In welcoming the effort, Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco Dr Daroyah Alwi said the approach should be emulated by other institutions of higher learning in the state.

“KUIS is doing something positive and we can see that they are proactive and determined to prevent dengue among students.


“This approach creates a broader understanding for the Dengue Squad, and also to other students to spread the information on the dangers of dengue,” she said.

She was speaking to reporters during Terjah Denggi dan Zika progamme in KUIS on September 21.

Dr Daroyah said the State Government is actively campaigning to create awareness and also creating special task forces to monitor areas in schools that are high-risk Aedes breeding grounds.

“In our discussion, the State Government encouraged schools to set up their own dengue squad.

At the same time, Kid Volunteers at pre-school level have also been created with activities promoting cleanliness and gotong-royong in their respective areas,” she said.