Watch out for diseases

Jamilah (fourth left) with Tanjung Datu constituents on Friday. At her right is Azizul.

KUCHING: Tanjung Datu constituents are reminded to practise good personal hygiene and cleanliness at their residential areas to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.

Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said diseases such as Covid-19, rabies and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) were deadly and had no known cure.

“Because of that I am emphasising on cleanliness and today I am adding to the village safety and development committees’ (JKKKs) grant with a special addition of RM1,500 to maintain the cleanliness of Kampung Sg Lundu and Kg Kedaong.”

She said this when officiating the Sepak @Komuniti programme organised by the Information Department in Lundu on Friday (Oct 23).

Meanwhile, she said nine houses had been repaired under the Sarawak Poor Home Improvement Programme (PPRMS).

She added that Kampung Sg Lundu Hall had also completed the installation of a new roof under the Minor Rural Project (MRP) which cost RM35,000.

She said, the installation of a new floor for the collapsed house of Pita Anak Bekut was also completed at the cost of RM4,500.

“Under Projek Rakyat, the construction of a barricade to mitigate soil erosion which cost RM3.5mil is also in the tender stage with the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) as the implementing agency.”

At the programme, Jamilah presented contributions to 10 asnaf and presented grants worth RM3,000 to the Board of Management of SJK Chung Hua Serayan/Selarat Lundu and another RM5,000 to the Parent-Teacher Association of SK Pueh Lundu.

Meanwhile, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Tanjung Datu Youth chief Azizul Annuar Adenan also doled out contributions to 20 asnaf.

Also present were Information Department director representative Sahrizan Putit, Lundu district information officer Juliana Abdullah, Lundu district officer Gustian Durani and Lundu District Council secretary Norashikin Brahim.