Miri city council giving opportunity to handicap to earn a living independently

Ting with Chin

Miri City Council (MCC) has agreed to allow an amputee, Chin Phin Kian to continue farming on a small plot of land in front of his house at jalan Taman Delight 1B after he appealed to the authority.

Chin aged 57 has stayed in the area for the past 20 years with his large family. Both his legs were amputated due to vascular blockage due to a virus infection some 16 years ago.

Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Sebastian Ting who visited him recently was told by Chin that he lost his job after his legs were amputated and then he learned farming using the reserve land in front of his house.

Due to his own diligent, he managed to crave out a living for himself and his family of eight. His wife also supplement the family income by working as a cleaner.

Ting who was at the area to look at the RM80,000 project for the construction of a jogging track said the project was by his Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) started on Oct 21 with site clearing and leveling works. Ting said his first concern was to facilitate the residents there with a proper recreational area and playground.

He said the empty land not used for the project would be for people like Chin to use it for farming. He said this would create a positive image to the neighborhood  and an opportunity for Chin to earn a living independently despite being a handicap.

Ting with Chin

Ting with Chin