Firefighters build bonds in the time of Covid-19 through the giving of traditional bubur lambuk

Abdul Mutalif (left) handed over bubuk lambuk to police and army personnel at one of the MCO road block in Kuching.

by Nancy Nais

KUCHING, Apr 8: Despite their hectic schedules and other additional tasks, nothing boosts a firefighter’s spirit more than a homemade meal and sharing it with others.

Although they were also part of the frontliners joining the force to combat Covid-19, firefighters from Padungan fire station who were not attending to sanitisation operations kept themselves busy preparing ‘bubur lambuk’ (traditional porridge) for their fellow comrades today.

But the porridge was not meant for the firefighters alone. It was also made for their fellow enforcement friends from the police and armed forces as well.

Padungan fire station chief TPgB Abdul Mutalif Ja’afar said the team consisting of four firefighters prepared more than 200 servings.


“We distributed them to our own frontliners from several fire stations in Kuching area and also for the police and army personnel manning road blocks during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

“The road blocks that received bubur lambuk were Jalan Tun Datuk Patinggi Hj Abdul Rahman Yaakub, Jalan Kwong Lee Bank, Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg and in front of MBKS Swimming Pool at Jalan Padungan,” Abdul Mutalif said.

He hoped that by doing so would strengthen the relationship between the three enforcement bodies, to unite together and continue fighting against Covid-19.

State Bomba director Khirudin Drahman in commending the firefighters’ efforts said they not only fought fires, saved human lives and animals, or sanitise public places every day during this difficult time, but also share how they care by reaching out.

“The gift from these firefighters came from their heart in reaching out to their friends. It may not be expensive, but it is the thoughts that count and most importantly, promote a caring society,” he added. —DayakDaily

Abdul Mutalif (2nd right) handed over bubuk lambuk to police and army personnel at one of the MCO road block in Kuching.
Firefighters from Padungan station team up to prepare more than 200 containers of bubur lambuk for fellow enforcement front liners.