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KIULU, Sept 9, 2014:

Noumie Kutangil never knew the headaches she has been having lately was a side effect of her poor eyesight.

“Of course, at my age, my eyesight deteriorated, but I never knew how bad it was until I met the eye doctor,” said the 58-year-old from Kampung Ranau-Ranau, located some 5km from here.

Apart from the free visit to the ophthalmologist, she was also given a pair of free spectacles, thanks to the Sabah Energy Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which was carried out under its Sports and Recreation Club.

Her village mate, Terminah Damit, a 50-year-old farmer, expressed her gratitude adding that she is now a proud owner of a pair of glasses which she badly needed.

“For someone like me, who earns very little from my farming, RM300 for a pair of glasses is quite a burden. But I am happy now that I have them, I can see clearly now.”

A total of 53 elderly people here, about 60km from Kota Kinbabalu, benefited from the project.

SEC chief executive officer Datuk Harun Ismail said the programme was made possible with the collaboration from the Tuaran Hospital and the Kiulu Assemblyman’s office.

“We are happy that our small token helped the elderly to see clearly now. We hope to do more CSRs and reach out to more people to show them that we care for their needs,” he said.

Kiulu Assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai when met thanked SEC for their concern and call on other government-linked companies to emulate their effort.

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