Agency eases maritime community’s burdens via aid

Zin Azman (second left) presents a package to a member of the maritime community.

KUCHING: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sarawak has distributed 80 packs of basic necessities to members of the maritime community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The distribution was carried out under the Food Basket Handover Programme in Kampung Selabat, Bako on Saturday (July 31).

Its director First Maritime Admiral Zin Azman Md Yunus who distributed the packages, said the programme is one of the social responsibilities to help ease the burden of the maritime community affected by the implementation of the movement control order (MCO).

Zin Azman (left) presents package with basic necessities to a member of the maritime community in Kampung Selabat.

“It is also as a sign of appreciation from the agency to the maritime community who have cooperated in channelling information to us.

“The packages containing basic necessities such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, wheat flour, eggs, biscuits and others were distributed to the maritime community in Kampung Selabat, including fishermen around Kuching waters,” he pointed out.

Zin Azman noted that the programme was carried out accordingly with the new norms with strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Aside from distributing packages, the agency also presented safety awareness in the form of sea stickers containing the hotline numbers to the nearest maritime offices.