350 food baskets for Rela members in Bintulu

Food supplies being unloaded from a delivery truck at the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) Bintulu Division. Photo: A screenshot from a video accompanying Tiong’s Facebook post.

KUCHING: The Bintulu Parliamentary Service Centre today (Aug 10) distributed 350 food baskets to the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) members in Bintulu

“I hope this will bring them some relief,” said Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing in a Facebook post today (Tuesday).

He said since the Covid-19 outbreak in Sarawak, Rela personnel had shouldered the burden together with other frontliners in carrying out various efforts.

“They have suffered from the heat and rain, spent long hours manning quarantine hotels, Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRCs), and exposed themselves to risks when patrolling the community to create awareness of Covid-19,” he said.

Tiong added their role to ensure compliance with the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) had been indispensable.

Food supplies being unloaded from a delivery truck at the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) Bintulu Division. Photo: A screenshot from a video accompanying Tiong’s Facebook post.

“I salute you. Our deepest gratitude goes to you,” he said.

Tiong promised he would also continue to look into the payment of wages for the Rela personnel and make sure the relevant authorities implement it more efficiently and on time.

In an earlier post last Saturday (Aug 7), Tiong assured that 350 food baskets under the National People’s Wellbeing and Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih) would be distributed to the Rela members.

He also called for the monthly allowances of the Rela Bintulu personnel who served during the movement control order (MCO) period in May and June to be simplified and managed as soon as possible.

Food supplies being delivered to the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) Bintulu Division. Photo: A screenshot from a video accompanying Tiong’s Facebook post.