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State executive councillor for human capital development Mohd Khairuddin Othman (left) consoling the family members of the late GrabFood employee Muhaimin Mohd Said who perished in a traffic accident along Jalan Haji Sirat in Meru on September 22, at their home in Rantau Panjang, Klang, on September 26, 2022. — Picture by FACEBOOK/Mohd Khairuddin Othman

State govt contributes RM10,000 in aid for family of GrabFood riders in accident

By Norrasyidah Arshad

SHAH ALAM, Sept 26 — The Selangor government donated RM10,000 to the families of two GrabFood employees who were involved in an accident where one of them perished, along Jalan Haji Sirat in Meru on Thursday (September 22).

The donation was presented by state executive councillor for human capital development Mohd Khairuddin Othman, at the home of the family of the late Muhaimin Mohd Said in Rantau Panjang, Klang, earlier today.

He urged for the incident that claimed the life of the 34-year old, who had just married a fortnight before, to be investigated per the Penal Code.

Mohd Khairuddin also called upon the Human Resources Ministry to amend the Employment Act, in order to protect the welfare of the e-hailing sector’s employees who frequently face occupational hazards and accidents.

“The state government will discuss the matter with the sector’s associations or representatives and insure workers under the Insurans Hayat Selangor (Insan) scheme.

“Concurrently, the Roda Darul Ehsan Initiative (RiDE) will be continued for e-hailing workers who qualify,” he said in a statement.

RiDE is a state government initiative which offers B2 a motorcycle license subsidy of up to RM350, an e-call course worth RM150, as well as a Social Security Organisation contribution of up to RM70 per year.

Muhaimin died at the scene of the incident after being struck by a sports utility vehicle, while another victim was seriously injured.

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