Syed Saddiq caught the attention of local netizens once again this week after he shared a lengthy thread about his meet-up with an elderly man known as Pakcik Rahmat on his official Twitter page.
In the posts, the Muar MP also revealed that he managed to lend a helping hand to the poor uncle. However, things took an exciting twist when Twitter user Sykrn chimed in and questioned Tunku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Idris, on why he didn’t provide any assistance to Pakcik Rahmat.
Instead of remaining silent, the Crown Prince of Johor came forward to spill the truth about the viral elderly man. In response to the netizen’s question, TMJ explained that the senior citizen has been receiving financial assistance worth RM300 per month since 2010.
His Highness added that Pakcik Rahmat had previously resided in Kampung Sri Menanti, before returning to live in Parit Pali back in April. “He’s a widower, he lives alone. He was once imprisoned in Simpang Renggang Prison and is now self-employed,” the 37-year-old prince revealed in a statement.
TMJ also dished that the man had received assistance under the PPRT House New Building Assistance Program in Kampung Sri Menanti by obtaining permission from the landlord to build the house in 2018 due to heritage land ownership problems. It’s understood that the old man was “disheartened” and went back to his old place (the old hut) after getting reprimanded by the landlord.
Based on the receipts provided by His Highness, this uncle apparently had a criminal record under Section 376 of the Penal Code back in 1999. Yikes!
Source: Oh Bulan.