All around praises for SOCSO by Malaysians for helping wife of late security guard

by | Sep 4, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) has come to the rescue of Philomena A/P Edward, the wife of S. Thava Sagayam, who passed away last week.

According to SOCSO, Thava was contributing under the Employees Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4) while he was working as a security guard. Now Philomena is eligible to receive three SOCSO benefits.

The first is a temporary disablement benefit of RM 12,737.32. The second is the dependant’s benefit of RM 1,143.90. The third is a funeral benefit of RM 2,000.

Praises were shared by Malaysians as they were pleased by the efforts.

Wunpei Lim on Facebook said, “At least something good came out of all the publicity. It’s no comparison to losing a loved one especially under such senseless circumstances but hopefully, the widow is able to carry on.”

Some Malaysians also commented that although the authorities have helped her, they should not let injustice happen over the incident.

Dina Zulkernain wrote that she agreed with the financial aid but should not negate the fact that justice must be served.

She added, “If you want law-abiding citizens, the ones we trust in upholding the justice system must do their job. Otherwise, what’s the point?”

Thava had passed away on August 27 after being bedridden for eight months since being slammed with a table.