THE Penang News Vendors and Book Sellers Association
(PNBA) is appealing to the local presses to help newspaper vendors
and sub-vendors purchase insurance policies.
Association president P. Krishnan hoped that the
press companies would support the vendors in purchasing insurance
policies that cover natural and accidental deaths, as well as total
permanent disability (TPD).
“We hope they can contribute to our welfare
fund so we can help our members buy insurance policies,” he
said, adding that about RM20,000 was needed for that purpose.
Speaking at the annual Penang News Vendors and
Book Sellers Association dinner at the Caring Society Complex on
Sunday, Krishnan said the association also welcomed any financial
assistance from the local presses to help its members and their
families during trying times.
“Last year, we gave over RM10,000 to the
families of vendors who died or met with accidents,” he said.
Krishnan also mentioned that several vendors had
been robbed when distributing newspapers during the early morning.
“We hope the police can send out more patrolling
officers during the early hours to deter such crimes,” he