Johor Royal Visitors Bring Smiles

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HH Tunku Panglima Johor enquiring about the well-being of a police personnel whose both legs had been amputated due to illness

Her Royal Highness, the Permaisuri of Johor, visited two families affected by the recent floods in Tangkak, Johor to provide food aid and cash relief to help mitigate their hardship and sufferings.

Tuanku Raja Zarith Sofiah bin Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, in her capacity as the Royal Adviser to the Malaysian Red Crescent, also brought cheer to four police personnel stricken with chronic illness at the district police headquarters.

HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah showing concern for the sick parents of Rosli Md Shariff, whose mother suffered a stroke, while his father is diagnosed with chronic asthma

She presented them with goody bags and spent time enquiring about their wellbeing and the welfare of their respective families during the visit. Accompanying her was HH Tunku Abdul Rahman (Tunku Panglima Johor).

One of the flood victims, farmer Rosli Md Shariff, 51, who lives in an old flat house in Kampung Sawah Ring with his wife, four school-going children and his elderly parents, was moved beyond words by the royal visit.

“My family and I are so touched by the concern and care shown by Tuanku Permaisuri. Just when we thought people have forgotten us after the floods, she comes and cheers us all up. We are so grateful to the Johor Royal Family,” he said.

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HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah and HH Tunku Abdul Rahman happily chatting with the family of Rosli Jerani at their worn-down house in Kundang Ulu

Retiree Rosli bin Jerani, 61, who was also similarly moved by the royal visit, said he never expected the Permaisuri of Johor to come into his worn-down house in Kundang Ulu to cheer up his family.

Rosli, who is supported by his son, shares the house with his daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

“I am overwhelmed to receive the royal visitors in my humble home. Thank you for the care and compassion shared by Tuanku Permaisuri, and for listening to our problems,” he said.

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