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Parents of deceased pregnant woman, husband receive survivor's pension

Last Update: 23/07/2019

PASIR PUTEH, July 23 (Bernama) -- The Parents of the pregnant woman who was electrocuted and died after the staircase of their rented two-storey house collapsed at Kampung Matang Pagar, Sungai Buloh, Selangor on Sunday, received Survivor’s Pension from the Social Security Organisation (Socso). 

Wan Ibrahim Awang Kechik, 59, and wife Zawiah Hassan, 51, could only express disbelief and awe despite their grief, over the unexpected pension.

The couple said they were not aware that their late daughter Wan Hasheliza Wan Ibrahim had named them and her youngest sibling as her Socso beneficiaries should anything happen to her.

“Our family is grateful for the help from Socso to alleviate our suffering after the death of our daughter and son-in-law in the tragedy last Sunday,” he told reporters when met at his home in Kampung Sepulau here, today.

He said the deceased was a good daughter and even gave up her plan to study up to degree level and instead got a job to help the family.

In the incident on Sunday, Wan Hasheliza and her husband Shahril Apipie Mokhtar were among four people who perished.

Meanwhile, Kelantan Socso deputy director Wan Izani Wan Isa said soon after receiving the news, his office through the Kelantan Prihatin Socso Squad collected the necessary information and made an immediate review.

Socso found that the couple were active contributors and their contributions met the requirements to claim for the Socso survivor’s pension.

“The claims were done smoothly and we received good cooperation from the families of the victims although they were not even aware that they qualified for the survivor’s pension from Socso following the death of their children.

“Hence, the parents of Wan Hasheliza will be receiving survivor’s pension of RM712  while Shahril Apipie’s parents get RM716.38 monthly for a lifetime,” he said.

Aside from that, Wan Izani said Socso also paid funeral benefit of RM2,000 to parents of the victims, which have been credited into their accounts respectively.



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