Friday, June 15, 2012

Tenang folk to get their first ATM

Site visit: Chua (in orange) visiting the site of the ATM project near the Tenang police station recently.

LABIS: Maybank is set to become the first financial institution to have an automated teller machine (ATM) in a police station.

Labis MP Datuk Chua Tee Yong said a tender was issued for construction of a building at the corner of Tenang police station.

“The installation of the ATM should be completed by July.

“The ATM will be extremely helpful in helping people to save a trip to the nearest bank in Labis or Segamat, located about 20 minutes from here,” he said after visit the ATM project site here recently.

Chua, who is Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, said the installation of the ATM, costing between RM60,000 and RM100,000, was part of Maybank’s corporate social responsibility.

He said it was not safe for people to travel to the banks to withdraw money, especially at night.

“We hope everyone will appreciate the bank’s effort and help protect the ATM from being vandalised,” he said.

Chua hoped the new ATM would help to improve businesses near the Tenang police station as the people could withdraw money and spend it in Tenang.

Resident S. Perumal, a 46-year-old supervisor at a private company here said he welcomed the cash dispenser.

“There are many factories that use bank payroll services and because of this we have to travel to Labis town which is more than 12km away to withdraw money,” he said.

Another resident P. Mayandi, 49, said Tenang residents had been waiting for ATM service for a long time.

“Many of us have to take a bus to Labis town because we do not have our own vehicles. A lot of time is wasted on the journey,” he said.

Another resident Lam Heng Leng, 73, said the move was good news for residents of Tenang station.

“I have to drive to Segamat town just to withdraw money and it takes me about 25 minutes to get to the bank if traffic is heavy,” he said.

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