KUCHING: The Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Pemadam) Sarawak distributed ‘bubur lambuk’ (savoury porridge) to 1,000 people here and Asajaya in conjunction with the month of Ramadan.
The simple handover ceremony was graced by Pemadam Sarawak chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at the 17th floor of Baitul Makmur II Building in Petra Jaya on Wednesday.
Abdul Karim said the programme was the first of its kind organised by Pemadam Sarawak with the aim of reaching out to the community, especially youth.
“The ‘Bubur Lambuk Programme’ was organised to spread the message about the dangers of drugs. We hope it can be accepted by our community members, especially the young people so that they are aware of the dangers of drugs.
“The programme also aims to make our community appreciate Ramadan. It is a month full of blessings,” he added.
Abdul Karim, who is also the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture as well as Minister of Youth and Sports, also thanked the people for their warm response to the event.
“The programme had to be held on a modest scale due to the current Covid-19 situation as well as to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in addressing the pandemic outbreak.
“The distribution of the ‘bubur lambuk’ in Asajaya was done by the district officer Rais Ahmat and representatives from the villagers who were involved received theirs during a brief ceremony held at the Asajaya district office earlier on,” he said.
Also present at the ceremony were the deputy chairman of Pemadam Sarawak Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali who is Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Law, State and Federal Relations and Project Monitoring); director of the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) Wan Madihi Wan Salleh; executive secretary of Pemadam Munawar Ismail together with representatives from Kuching district office, Sarawak Education Department and Pengasih Malaysia.