947 families get food aid in EMCO areas

Some of the frontliners involved in distributing food aid to villagers affected by EMCO in Kota Samarahan.

KUCHING: A total of about 4,800 residents from 947 families in the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) areas in Kota Samarahan received their food aid.

Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang said the distribution of the supplies was handled by the Samarahan district fire and rescue department and the Samarahan district civil defence force. Several volunteers also assisted in the delivery.

She said, however, there would be more work to do with more areas in the constituency having been placed into EMCO.

“At this point we are faced with a difficult period due to implementation of EMCO in several more areas in Samarahan district, namely the first one being Kampung Tanjung Bundong and Kampung Sindang while the latest is Kampung Stakan Melayu.

“This has forced us to divide our focus because there are three areas placed under EMCO in the same week in Samarahan that need assistance and other needs that we must fulfil,” she said recently.

The MP also said that the frontline workers are being pushed to their maximum capacity to help address the Covid-19 spike in the area.

Therefore, she reminded the public to remain in their homes by implementing self-lockdown and comply with the instructions and guidelines set by the government during the movement control order (MCO) period.

Rubiah said at the same time, her team will continue to fulfil the needs of the frontliners who are tasked to enforce the implementation of MCO in Samarahan and Asajaya.

Earlier, she donated a set of canopies, tables and chairs to set up roadblocks in Semarahan during the MCO.

She expressed her appreciation to the role and contribution of frontliners such as the Royal Malaysian Police, Rela, Civil Defence Force, Fire and Rescue Department, and Ministry of Health (MoH).

“These personnel as well as other frontliners are trying their best by working hard to ensure that the Covid-19 chain could be broken,” she said.