KUCHING: The friendly SMS reminders sent out by SUPP to BR1M 2.0 recipients had been found to be exploited and misused by certain quarters.
The reminders, aimed at making it convenient for the recipients and smoothening the collection process, were received by many people from as far as districts such as Serian, even though the message was intended only for first batch recipients from Kuching and Stampin areas.
Acting on the text message, the recipients went to the MBKS Indoor Stadium at Bintawa to collect the cash aid vouchers, only to find out that their names were not on the list.
In a press statement, SUPP Youth Central clarified the party had sent out the SMS only to the verified and confirmed first batch recipients from Kuching and Stampin areas.
“SUPP staff double-checked and verified their status before sending out the SMS. We are looking into this matter very seriously and will take all necessary actions to prevent further suspected acts of sabotage.
“We hope this is not intentional. Please do not treat this as a joke. It is not easy for some of them to take that long trip from the rural areas just to be disappointed. Some of them even had to make several trips just to get here,” said the press statement.
SUPP Central Youth has made public announcements through the mass media to inform the public on all necessary information related to the collection of BR1M 2.0 vouchers including the link (http://www.seek.com.my/supp/BR1M20/search.php) to the recipients from Kuching and Stampin areas since the distribution was announced sometime ago.
They urged the public to make full use of the link given to check their status before making the trip.
Apart from that, members of the public can also visit SUPP headquarters at Jalan Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui during office hours to get their status checked.
Distribution time of BR1M 2.0 is from 9am to 4pm with a lunch break from 1pm to 2pm.
The distribution dates for Kuching and Stampin areas are as follow: Padungan (Feb 4), Pending (Feb 5), Batu Lintang (Feb 6), Kota Sentosa (Feb 7) and Batu Kawah (Feb 8).