56,884 TERENGGANU PEOPLE IN E-KASIH LIST

BALQIS JAMALUDIN

KUALA TERENGGANU, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- There are 56,884 Terengganu people on the e-Kasih list as of Oct 31, the state legislative assembly was told today.

Terengganu Welfare, Women and Family Development and National Unity Committee chairman Hanafiah Mat said people from Kuala Terengganu were the highest at 12,008 followed by Besut (9,844) Marang (7,142) Kuala Nerus (7,081) Dungun (6,000) Kemaman (5,040) Setiu (4,925) and Hulu Terengganu (4,844).

"In Terengganu, the term poor people refers to those earning RM1,036 and below,” he said when replying to a question from Ab Razak Ibrahim (PAS-Air Putih).

Replying to a supplementary question from Ab Razak on free water supply, Hanafiah said 10,005 accounts have benefitted from the programme since it was launched late last year.

-- BERNAMA