Distribute food aid based on family size

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DALAT: The distribution of food aid to the people affected by the movement control order (MCO) should be based on the size of the family.

Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Woman, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah urged those entrusted to distribute the food either at the department level or community level such as neighbourhood watch (KRT) or community leaders to do their jobs well.

Fatimah, who is also Dalat assemblywoman, revealed that those who were affected had big families and that one family could also have three other families with 10 members from the B40 group.

“If we distribute based on the average approach, these are the people who will finish the food aid first,” she pointed out when officiating at the #Kita Bersama: RT Cares programme at a community hall here on Friday (Aug 13).

Some 50 food boxes of food aid were distributed to the recipients, who were represented by community leaders, at the event.

Fatimah urged those who were entrusted to find or obtain information on those most affected by the MCO to do their work properly.

She added this would ensure that all efforts, energies and plans by the departments would achieve the objectives.

Fatimah said many companies, various organisations and individuals had tried to help and reach out to certain people in the community.

The programme was organised by the National Unity and Integration Department (JPNIN) Sarawak and Neighbourhood Watch (KRT) Dalat and Oya District.

Mukah Division JPNIN officer Lau Siew Yen, Dalat district officer Kueh Lei Poh and Mohd Hafizul Rahman Nordin, who represented Mukah Division Resident, also attended the event.

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