Moon Cake Party
¡¡She made the urge during her speech at the Moon Cake Party organized by the society. She proposed to the government to increase the welfare allowance from the current RM 200 to RM 400, while for those disabled with a job the increase is to be from the current RM 350 to RM 700.
Teh Lay Kuan said, GST has just been implemented since 1st of April, 2015 for a short period of time, however the impact of it can already be felt by all as suddenly more had to be spent. The impact is more significant to the disabled where a lot of them are in the lower income group.
¡°Due to the fact that GST is related to the daily cost of living of the disabled we feel the increase of financial aid from the government on a monthly basis would be a more practical way to cushion off the impact of GST in certain extent.¡±
Phee Boon Poh: Increase of welfare allowance is the prerogative of federal government
Regarding the request of increase of welfare allowance by the Society of the Disabled Persons Penang, YB Phee Boon Poh, Chairman for the Penang State Welfare Committee commented that this is the prerogative of the federal government. He would bring up the matter to the Penang Welfare Department so that the matter could be brought up to the attention of the Federal Government.
During the moon cake party, there were also the ceremony of distributing members¡¯ children study fund and lighting up lanterns.
|Foods Being Prepared||Halal Foods Being Prepared|
|Helpers Preparing Foods||Helpers Distributing Foods|
|Happy Guests 1||Happy Guests 2|
|Happy Guests 3||Guests Having Their Meals 1|
|Guests Having Their Meals 2||Guests Having Their Meals 3|
|VIPs & Guests Having Meals||Helpers Having Their Meals|
|VIP Giving A Speech||President Giving A Speech|
|Helpers Preparing Lanterns||Helpers Carrying Lanterns To Meeting Point|
|Lantern Preparation for Photo Session||Group Photo For All|
|Study Fund Recipients 1||Study Fund Recipients 2|
|Members Rendering A Song 1||Members Rendering A Song 2|
|Guest Rendering A Song 1||Guest Rendering A Song 2|
|President Making Lucky Draw Numbers||Lucky Draw Winner 1|
|Lucky Draw Winner 2||Lucky Draw Winner 3|
|Group Photo For Committee Members||Committee Members At Work|