Assistance continues for Julau folk

Larry Sng

KUCHING: The assistance and funding for village folk in Julau will continue to be doled out, assured its MP Larry Sng.

He said despite not being on the ground to attend to his constituents, the work to serve the people does not stop.

“The movement control order (MCO) 3.0 has been extended by another two weeks and my travel plans back to Sarawak will be postponed accordingly.

“Despite not being on the ground, my team members have been working from home and we continue to provide assistance and funding to longhouses,” he said in a Facebook post recently.

Sng said on Thursday, a total of RM1.189 million worth of project funding for 197 longhouses in the constituency was finalised and that the funds will be disbursed as soon as travel restrictions are lifted.

“Some people take issue that their elected representatives are not moving on the ground during this time.

“Under normal circumstances, all elected representatives should frequently visit and monitor their constituents, but not right now. These are uncertain times.

“The best thing to do, to save our country is to stay at home. Work from home, so that we can get through this together,” he said.

The MP said for rural constituencies, like Julau, elected representatives do travel with an entourage due to the remoteness of some areas.

“Through the jungle, along rivers and over hills, it is necessary to go in groups.

“So, to avoid the risk of exposing people to the virus, it is best to hold off all non-essential activities for now,” he said.