BINTULU, April 6: Assistance from the Fire and Rescue Department was sought to deliver food and essential items to longhouse residents in the hard-to-reach remote areas in Kakus in Tatau, here, today.
State Fire and Rescue assistant director (operations) Tiong Ling Hii said two teams from Tatau fire station delivered a total of 407 sets of food aid to 13 longhouses using four-wheel drive vehicles and lorry to two selected centres.
“During the movement control order (MCO) period, those living in the rural faced difficulties not only in purchasing food or essential items but those who depend on daily wages were left in lurch,” he said in a statement.
The first team travelled 117km to Rh Samun and handed over 122 sets of food aid to the longhouse dwellers including residents of Rh Billy Biching, Rh Kanyan, Rh Sekaya, Rh Nyuan and Rh Lasok.
Another team travelled 215km on timber road to deliver 285 sets for Rh Ado, Rh Jayan, Rh Jeffery, Rh Kiah, Rh Arjey, Rh Sylvester Bunsu and Rh Sujang.
On March 29, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state government has allocated RM16.4 million to provide basic food to the target groups throughout the state to ensure that “there is food on the table”, especially those worst hit by the MCO. — DayakDaily