More food aid for EMCO-hit village

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KUCHING: Two thousand and five hundred households in Kampung Tabuan Melayu which were placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) received additional food aid from the state government.

Demak Laut assemblyman, Dr Hazland Abang Hipni presented the food aid to the village representatives on Tuesday.

“This is an additional contribution of food to households in Kampung Tabuan Melayu after a previous round of food aid distribution on July 18. The EMCO at Kampung Tabuan Melayu is from July 16 until July 29.  

“The distribution of  the additional food aid will be managed by volunteers comprising members of the village security and development committee (JKKK) respectively,” he said.

There are approximately 10,000 residents of Kampung Tabuan Melayu from six villages including Kampung Tabuan Lot, Kampung Tabuan Hilir, Kampung Tabuan Tengah, Kampung Tabuan Lama, Kampung Tabuan Ulu and Kampung Tabuan Dani.

Dr Hazland urged Kampung Tabuan Melayu residents to be patient while undergoing the EMCO to ensure the pandemic could be handled more efficiently.

“No one wants villages or settlements to be so tightly controlled, but on the part of the government, this is the best measure to ensure that the outbreak can be curbed and not spread to other communities,” he said.

At the same time, the assemblyman thanked the parties involved for the smooth implementation of the EMCO in the area.

“Thank you to the frontline staff such as those from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH), Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Civil Defence Force (APM), People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and the JKKK.

“The same goes for the Social Welfare Department (JKM), Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) at the branch level and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that provide food donations and help coordinate the food distribution,” he said.

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