MIRI: The Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Miri District distributed 380 bottles of one-litre liquid hand sanitisers to the Community Development Department (Kemas) and Unity Department Miri on Monday (Sept 20).
It said that the hand sanitisers were for the use of preschools and kindergartens established by the two departments.
“Previously, the MRC handed over 20 bottles to the Tabika Kemas building which was received by Mohd Amin at the Headquarters Battalion 12 General Operations Force Miri. In addition to that, 70 bottles were handed over to Tabika Perpaduan Permyjaya building which is one of the longest buildings in Sarawak with 11 classes.
“In total, there are 438 students under Tabika Kemas, 57 under Taska Kemas, 617 students under Tabika Perpaduan and 20 under Taska Perpaduan,” it said in a statement yesterday (Sept 20).
Meanwhile, MRC Miri District advisor Datuk Lee Kim Shin stated that the sanitisers were contributed by Saraya Company from Japan.
He said the company had so far contributed 25,656 bottles of one-litre liquid hand sanitisers to MRC Miri District for distribution to institutions like the preschools, kindergartens, the elderly, orphanages, schools, religious associations and bodies as well as government agencies including the Miri City Council (MCC).
“Both government agencies expressed their appreciation to the Senadin assemblyman and company for their attentiveness, initiative as well as humanitarian mission in the efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” it added.
Also present during the handover ceremony were MRC Miri district administrative manager Lui Yee Kee, acting Unity Officer Miri Khairunisa Idil and Kemas Miri division officer Josipah Sabas.