Still no Kenyalang Gold Card strategic partners in Kapit

Thiong explains the benefits of KGC during the event.

KAPIT: There are currently still no Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) strategic partners here.

Kapit Welfare Officer Darriel Thiong said the department is still working on signing up strategic partners to benefit KGC holders.

“This is a discount card to benefit senior citizens. In Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, and Miri, there are various outlets — hotels, pharmacies, department stores, hypermarkets, healthcare service centre, have entered into smart partnerships offering the cardholders discounted rates,” he said at the Kapit Chinese Women’s Association’s Mooncake Festival celebration on Friday.

As of Sept 16, there were 100 KGC strategic partners across the state.

Thiong said over 8,000 of the some 14,000 senior citizens in Kapit had applied for the card.

He called for more senior citizens to apply for the KGC provided by the state government as they would receive various benefits.

For instance when cardholders pass away, their family members can apply for funeral assistance of RM3,000, he said.

“Initiated by the Sarawak government through the Welfare Department, the Kenyalang Gold Card is a discount card for the benefit of senior citizens. Sarawak-born senior citizens bearing the national identity card K, who are 60 years old and above, are encouraged to apply for KGC,” Thiong said.

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