Penghulu Besiri Keri (right) handing over a contribution to a recipient.

MUKAH: A total of 402 needy people received cash contributions in conjunction with the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Tellian Women chief Sharipah Mardiah Tuanku Ahmad handed over the contributions to community leaders who in turn would present the contributions to the recipients in various villages in the Tellian constituency.

She was representing Tellian assemblyman Yussibnosh Balo.

Of the total, Kampung Petanak Jaya/Surau Darul Hikmah had 31 recipients, Kampung Seri Petanak /Surau Darul Iman (24), Kampung Petanak Daya/Surau Babul Janah (22), Kampung Tellian Laut/Surau Darul Hidayah (32), Masjid Jamek/Kampung Penakup Hilir and Kampung Datuk (44), Surau Kampung Kuala Lama (32), Surau Kuala Lama Resettlement Scheme (13), Kampung Tellian Ulu (45), Kampung Penat (40), Kampung Sungai Pegei (11), Kampung Tellian Tengah (28), Judan Hilir/Masjid Nurul Huda (50), Judan Hulu/Surau Darul Hana (28) and Masjid Setia Raja Mukah (two).

Tellian Constituency Service Centre officer Felix Pieng said a total of RM20,100 was allocated for the purpose ― each recipient was given RM50.

He added that senior citizens aged 60 and above in Iban areas would also receive the cash in conjunction with the coming Gawai Dayak.