Food aid being rolled out in Asajaya

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KUCHING: The food aid under Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) is being rolled out in the Asajaya constituency.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the food supply would be given to affected households in the district.

“The state government has agreed to provide all affected households throughout Sarawak with food supplies.

“This is because we are currently under the movement control order (MCO) which may make it inconvenient for the people to go out and buy groceries,” he said.

He said this when met by reporters after witnessing the distribution of food aid at Dewan Kampung Sampun Tebun in Asajaya on Sunday (June 6).

Abdul Karim said the food aid comprised basic food items to reduce the burden of the residents. 

“My appeal to the residents of Asajaya is to remain calm and limit your movements. Observe the guidelines issued by the government so that we can reduce the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

The Asajaya assemblyman also called on the residents to participate in the ongoing National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) which was being implemented at Kompleks Sukan Asajaya.

“My hope is that they get vaccinated. It is safe and if we don’t get ourselves vaccinated, it will bring more harm than good,” he said.

He said other countries like the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom and Europe had vaccinated their people and the results had been positive.

“In Sarawak and in Malaysia, we are trying to achieve 70 percent vaccination of the population. This is for the safety of the people and so that we can return to normalcy,” he said.

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