GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT: A medical centre will also be set up in Kampung Sungai Layau, near Kota Tinggi
"The government has also approved a special allocation of RM65,000 to set up a medical centre for the villagers.
"This proves the government's commitment to help the Orang Asli to improve their standard of living," Sani said, at a ceremony to declare a Hari Raya Aidilfitri dividend of between RM5,000 and RM6,000 for each of the 262 participants in the Sungai Layau Orang Asli Felcra programme.
There are 180 homes, a multipurpose hall and a kindergarten in the village of 750.
Also present was State Rural and Regional Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Asiah Md Ariff and state Orang Asli Development Department director Suhairi Abdul Ghani.
The underprivileged and senior citizens also received contributions. Ahmad Ani, 62, said this would alleviate his financial burden and add more cheer to his Hari Raya celebrations.