3,573 food baskets distributed in Sibuti

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KUCHING: A total of 3,573 food baskets under the federal government’s Pemulih package were distributed in the Sibuti parliamentary constituency as of Thursday (July 15).

Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni said the distribution was conducted from home to home, pick-ups from the service centre and through group deliveries.

The MP said he has received about 5,189 applications for the food baskets from the constituents with 2,921 contacting the Sibuti service centre hotline.

“This amount exceeds the set target of 5,000 food baskets. I would like to apologise and close the application for food baskets under Pemulih.

“The service centre line will accept applications until 6.00pm on Thursday (July 15) and to applicants who have submitted information, please be patient, a food basket will be sent,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (July 15).

He was commenting on the distribution of food baskets under the Pemulih package where each  MP is given RM300,000 in allocations for the food aid distribution.

According to statistics shared on the MP’s Facebook page, besides the 2,921 households contacting the service centre hotline for the food aid, another 1,650 of the recipients are from the family of B40 students.

Another 198 are Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC) holders and 172 are currently undergoing quarantine or lockdown. Another 248 households are on the list for assistances in terms of baby powder milk and diapers.

“For the excess number of applicants, I will seek funding from other sources for the distribution of assistances,” he said.

Lukanisman also thanked individuals and companies who also donated a total of 300 food baskets for the distribution

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