Journalists give back to society


MIRI: The Northern Sarawak Journalists Association (NSJA) remains committed to easing the burden of families from the B40 group that were badly affected by movement restrictions during the pandemic.

The association helps through the food assistance programme under the National People’s Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih).

Yesterday (Oct 5), NSJA’s president Andy Jong Wan Joon distributed 50 food baskets to needy families in Miri.

“We have distributed the food assistance to people with disabilities (OKU), senior citizens, single mothers, widows and those from poor families,” said Jong.

Pemulih was announced by former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in June this year, which stated that every MP and Senator is allocated RM300,000 to implement the food basket programme to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The symbolic handing over of the food baskets was presented by Senator Alan Ling.

Jong also expressed his thanks to Ling for his contribution towards the food basket programme via Pemulih.

“NSJA understands the plight of the people struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are hoping via this programme and NSJA’s Prihatin Kasih Programme, we could alleviate their burden.

“As journalists, besides covering events and writing stories, we also give back to the community via Prihatin Kasih programme that we established to help those in need during Covid-19,” he said.

Since its establishment on August this year, under the Prihatin Kasih programme, NSJA has also distributed food baskets to its members.

Jong (right) presenting a food basket to a person with disabilities.

Serian police arrest 14 individuals for drugs

SERIAN: Fourteen men were nabbed by the police here for suspected drug abuse activities during 'Ops Tapis Khas'. Serian OCPD DSP Aswandy Anis said all...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this

Errant motorists in police radar

KUCHING: Sarawak police are going hi-tech to spot errant...

34 schools benefit from rep’s donation

SARIKEI: A total of 34 primary and secondary schools...

Needy celebrators receive CNY hampers and cash

BY JACINTHA JOLENE Spreading the festive spirit KUCHING: Some 100 persons...

Batu Lintang SUPP chairman heaps praise on JKM

BY JACINTHA JOLENE KUCHING: Batu Lintang SUPP chairman Sih Hua...

Appreciation ceremony for Ibrahim’s polls victory

KUCHING: The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) sub-branch of...

Late Simon Dembab Maja laid to rest in Selindung

ENGKILILI: The late Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Simon Dembab...

SDMC pegs entry rules to vaccination status

KUCHING: Sarawakians and non-Sarawakians as well as non-Malaysians travelling...

New rule for travellers with infection history

KUCHING: Travellers with Covid-19 infection history entering direct to...