Pasai Siong longhouses receive food supplies

Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee and volunteers delivering the food supplies to the longhouse residents in Pasai Siong.

SIBU: Food supplies were distributed to the longhouse residents in Pasai Siong who were placed under lockdown last Sunday (Jan 10).

Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Dr Annuar Rapaee said the food assistance was distributed last Saturday (Jan 9) and continued the next day.

“A total of 2,059 households from eight longhouses will receive it,” he said last Sunday (Jan 10).

He added the assistance were in the form of basic food supplies such as rice, sugar, instant noodles and many others.

Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee and volunteers delivering the food supplies to the longhouse residents in Pasai Siong.

Touching on the Sibu Indoor Stadium which would be used as an additional quarantine centre, Dr Annuar said the installation of the tents had already been completed.

“The setting up of the National Disaster Management Agency special tents was completed this morning by members of Malaysian Civil Defence Force,” he said.

The Nangka assemblyman added the quarantine centre had not been used yet.

“This is to prepare for the need of an additional quarantine centre. However, we will do our best not to use this stadium if it is not necessary,” said Dr Annuar. 

Tents have been installed at the Sibu Indoor Stadium in case an additional quarantine centre is required.