Thursday, 26 April 2012

Dr Zambry travels on a bicycle to meet people in remote villages

Thursday April 26, 2012

MENTRI Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has adopted a new set of wheels to reach out to the people — the humble bicycle.

This mode of transport, according to him, is an easier and more effective means of reaching those in far off villages.

“The rural areas are more accessible through cycling,” he said after undertaking the challenge of cycling a gruelling 50km day-long journey in the Kinta District, recently.

“It allows me to meet the people in a friendly atmosphere, listen to their problems and offer the necessary assistance,” he added.

Smooth ride: Dr Zambry (middle) and his entourage passing by the Ipoh old town.

Starting out as early as 7am from his official residence, Dr Zambry, with his entourage of 700 people including state secretary Datuk Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan and other senior government officials, first made their way to Kampung Ulu Chepor in Chemor.

Dr Zambry later headed on to Kampung Tengku Hussein and other villages in Gugusan Manjoi where he met up with the less fortunate and gave financial aid.

His next stop was Kampung Temiang and later Kampung Seri Kinta where he instantly gave his approval to rebuild the run-down houses of four poor families.

The project would be undertaken by Yayasan Bina Upaya Datuk Ridzuan.

Down to earth: Dr Zambry (second from left) fits in easily in this kitchen as he helps out to cut onions with residents of the Ipoh City Council flats.

At Kampung Pasir Puteh, Dr Zambry continued to hand out aid to the needy before ending the second leg of his 1Malaysia Cycling programme by attending a jamuan rakyat with about 1,000 locals.

A total of RM30,000 was also approved to the Village Development and Security Committees (JKKK) of Kampung Tengku Hussein and Kampung Pasir Puteh for infrastructure projects to be carried out.

Earlier, Dr Zambry and his entourage had toured Kinta Heights, Cherry Park apartments and the Ipoh City Council flats in Jalan Hospital to check on their cleanliness.

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