RM105,000 to NGOs

Dr Hazland presents the contribution to an NGO representative.

KUCHING: A total of 21 non-government organisations (NGOs) in the Demak Laut constituency received contributions amounting to RM105,000.

Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said the contributions were part of an annual assistance to NGOs in the constituency for them to hold welfare, social and sports activities.

“The contribution would enable them to implement the activities and programmes that have been planned.

“It is also a sign of support to each NGO for them to remain active in their respective fields and at the same time bring positive results to the community as a whole,” he said recently.

Dr Hazland said while the nation is still under the recovery movement control order (RMCO), all activities held by NGOs must take into account the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The community and NGOs in Sarawak can still hold activities and programmes provided they maintain the SOPs and avoid behaviours that could allow Covid-19 infection to spread.

“Each of us needs to be careful and adopt new norms that should be practiced together. In Sarawak, we are fortunate that the state government through the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) is concerned about the health of its citizens.

“This is especially when entering the third wave of Covid-19 which is happening in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah which the state government has made a few decisions in protecting its people from the spread of the virus,” he said.

Dr Hazland also stressed that, in this regard, public health is a key factor to curb Covid-19 from further infecting the community.