KUCHING: Six hundred and seventy-six food baskets will be distributed to the Chinese community at Jalan Kulas, Jalan Rubber and Jalan Nanas, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok branch deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki today.
He revealed this during the simple handover ceremony of the food baskets for the Chinese community at the Satok Service Centre today (8 June).
The food baskets were received by a village security and development committee (JKKK) member representative Donna Chan.
Ibrahim added that 3,100 food baskets under the Sarawakku Sayang Special Aid (BKSS 6.0) would be delivered to households in Satok.
He said the distribution of food baskets began last Saturday (June 5) and that the Satok Constituency had been divided into 16 areas for the purpose.
“The food baskets are distributed to the needy who are affected by the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO).
“Earlier on, we distributed the assistance to Kampung Muhibbah and Kampung Kudei Ulu, The distribution to Kampung Sungai Maong and Kampung Sedegup will also take place today,” he added.
Ibrahim said PBB Satok exco members were working together with relevant non-governmental organisations (NGOs), JKKKs, ketua masyarakat and ketua kaum (KMKK)as well as the Social Welfare Department to ensure smooth distribution.
“The distribution is done on a door-to-door basis. We care and we are concerned about the community.
“We also give the assistance to those who are not in the list but have requested for it. We want to make sure that no one is being left behind,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kapitan Tan Kok Chiang, who is in charge of the Chinese community in the Satok area, thanked the government for its generous contribution, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the food baskets were greatly appreciated by the community.