Residents at Jepak constituency receive food aid.

BINTULU: The Jepak state constituency service centre, in collaboration with its village development and security committee (JKKK) on Friday distributed food aid to those in need following the movement control order (MCO).

Kong (right) presents the face masks to Zulkipli.

Its assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip, when contacted by a reporter, said the assistance (in the form of essential food items) donated by the Bintulu Islamic Welfare Trust Board (Lakib), is to help ease the financial burden of the people.

Talib, who is also the Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman), advised Bintulu citizens to obey the instructions of the authorities throughout the MCO period, saying that this is the best way to help the government curb the spread of Covid-19.

On another note, Bintulu police on Friday received a total of 6,000 face masks from Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing to be used by personnel involved in the MCO operations including the army and Rela.

The donation was presented to the Bintulu police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili by the MP’s special officer Steven Kong Kai Seng, to appreciate the frontliners in the state in their fight against Covid-19.