Friday, June 25

Over 2,000 Marudi households receive food aid under Sarawakku Sayang


Penguang (third left) hands over a food basket to Pemanca Wong Kiong Ching. At second left is acting Marudi district officer Norlila Ulis.

MARUDI (June 8): Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance food baskets have been delivered to 2,192 households in Kampung Pemindahan, Kampung Melayu, Kampung Cina, and Kampung Padang Kerbau.

Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, who is Marudi assemblyman, handed over the aid yesterday (June 7).

The aid was earlier distributed to Kampung Narum and Kampung Dagang.

Penguang said the aid sought to lighten the burdens of the recipients in the area during the current Movement Control Order until June 14.

He said today food baskets would be distributed to Beluru District at the Beluru Community Hall to headmen and village chiefs for their respective areas.

Separately in Mulu Sub-District, which also covers the Poyut-Nibong area, aid has been delivered to 57 longhouses covering 1,971 households.

Pemanca Randi Bundan represented State Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker and Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala to hand over food baskets to several longhouse chiefs yesterday.

The Fire and Rescue Department also delivered food baskets to Long Lamei by helicopter yesterday.

Gerawat will distribute aid to 26 longhouses in Telang Usan under Mulu state constituency and 45 longhouses in Bario sub-district from tomorrow (June 9) until June 11.

He called on the residents to wait patiently for the food baskets to arrive at their respective longhouses.