Batang Ai rep visits quarantine centre

Mussen (standing second left) at the distribution of food baskets to the underprivileged.

LUBOK ANTU: International Trade and Industry, Industry Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Malcolm Mussen Lamoh visited the quarantine centre for persons-under-investigation (PUI) and persons-under-surveillance (PUS) in Batang Ai today.

The centre, which was originally a two-block community service centre, was renovated into a quarantine centre, which houses about 80 PUI and PUS at a time.

On the same day, Malcolm, who is also Batang Ai assemblyman, also handed over food items to the frontliners at the centre.

He then stopped off in Lubok Antu town to meet with the Chinese community and at the same time launched the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) outreach programme.

During the event, he also presented food baskets to the disabled and underprivileged individuals who live around the town.

He concluded the programme by handing out RM150,000 in Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) grants to the Anglican, Seventh-Day Adventist and Roman Catholic churches around Lubok Antu.

The allocation is intended to help the places of worship to carry out upgrading works of the Nyemungan Batang Ai Cemetery.