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Uncle Yip Receives Bicycle from the Mayor 

Today was a meaningful day for 70-year-old fruit seller, Yip Foong Yin or fondly known as Uncle Yip, as he received a bicycle from the Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud.

The hardship faced by Uncle Yip was highlighted by Council Member, Clr. Richard Ng via a programme of the Ipoh City Council (MBI) last July.

The three-wheel bicycle worth RM3,350 will be put to good use by Uncle Yip to make a living selling fruits grown in his own orchard. 

According to Rumaizi, the assistance is given as an effort to help the people who wish to make a living through business.

“We provide assistance that enables continuous returns and not just one-off aid,” he said after presenting the bicycle at Taman Pakatan Jaya today.

Last July, Yip was found living in a dilapidated house. He was living alone after his family home was destroyed in a fire.

A former construction worker, he now makes a living by selling fruits from the orchard inherited from his father.

“Currently, I cannot sell the fruits as my bicycle has broken. I also have to gather rainwater or look for a water source for daily use,” he shared. 

 

Rosli Mansor

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