SIBU, July 12: About 30 families from Pulau Bruit who are residing in Kuala Lumpur have benefited from food aid contributed by the Pulau Bruit Graduates Association.
The association’s secretary Raduan Serap in a statement said the assistance which was handed over to the families yesterday was in the form of daily necessities.
The association had rendered similar assistance last year to these families who were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We sent the food aid directly to the recipients’ residences in Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Pudu, Kajang, Sg Besi, Ampang and Cheras. Due to the movement control restrictions that are being enforced, we had to obtain a police permit to do that,” he revealed.
Raduan added that a representative of the association in Kuala Lumpur, Bahrin Tawbi, with the help of others, managed to complete all distributions within four hours.
He said since MCO 3.0 came into force, many of the recipients have not been able to work for almost two months now and the majority of them are daily paid.
“We are very aware of the difficulties that they face because most of them are renting houses and rooms, and have children who are still in school. We hope with this assistance, it will lessen their burden of the families by a week or two. Many of them are still staying in Kuala Lumpur and could not return to Sarawak as they do not have the means to do so,” he said.
The association, he added, is still working to help more Pulau Bruit residents throughout the country as much as they can, no matter where they are.
For those in Kuala Lumpur or Selangor who could not be contacted, they are advised to call Raduan at 0146776766 for food aid.
“If necessary we will contact the relevant government agencies or other voluntary aid bodies which are also ready to help,” he said. — DayakDaily