GUA MUSANG: The Orang Asli from the Batek tribe, affected by a recent measles attack in Kampung Kuala Koh here, will receive government financial aid as promised this Sunday.
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is scheduled to visit the village to present assistance to the community.
Fifteen deaths were reported during the three-month outbreak from May to July.
Orang Asli village headman Mohamad Pokok, 40, said he was informed by the authorities to make the necessary preparations for the visit by Wan Azizah, who is also the women, family and community development minister.
He added the villagers were looking forward to receiving assistance as it would ease their financial burden.
“We will give a warm welcome to the deputy prime minister on her second visit to Kuala Koh. The residents are eager to meet the leader.
“During the DPM’s previous visit, she only met villagers from Aring 10 as Kuala Koh was in the red (danger) zone due to the measles outbreak,” he said.
Tribesman Kulim Tebu, 72, said the government had promised to assist the community after the outbreak, including providing disaster relief and basic amenities such as electricity and clean water.
“So far, no changes have been made and we hope the arrival of the leader will be able to fulfil all the promises made previously,” he said.