KAPIT: A total of 57 tuai rumah (headmen) in Bukit Mabong District received cheques under the Hulu Rajang Parliamentary Minor Rural Projects (MRP) amounting to RM515,000.
Hulu Rajang MP Datuk Wilson Ugak Kumbong presented the cheques after officiating the One Stop Committee (OSC) Programme to Address Drug and Substance Issues (MIDS) in the Bukit Mabong District at Rumah John Katil on Friday (Aug 12).
In his opening speech, Ugak advised the public to be wary of cybercrime and call scams, and not to fall prey to ploys that could compromise safety.
“Do not be easily fooled by calls pretending to be government agencies and threatening to freeze your account,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, Baleh assemblyman Nicholas Kudi Jantai in his speech emphasised the importance of family institutions in ensuring that social problems could be curbed.
“For the record, Kapit District records the highest cases of teenage pregnancy in the state and this matter needs to be curbed and the role of parents is very important,” he said.
He added, until March 2022, 22 cases of teenage pregnancies were recorded in Kapit District.
Various activities were carried out throughout the programmes, including awareness talks by the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK), police, Health Department, Welfare Department and Fire and Rescue Department.
In addition, the Kapit District Information Department (JaPen) also held a People’s Information Centre (PMR) booth and distributed pamphlets related to current issues and government policies.
Also present were Kapit Deputy Resident Galong Luan, Bukit Mabong district officer Robert Liman, Kapit district police chief DSP Freddy Bian, heads of the state federal departments, as well as local headmen and community leaders.