Ministry to distribute food gifts to personnel from 11 govt agencies on duty during Aidilfitri

Fatimah (centre) helping to pack food items for 'Sumbangan Sumbangsih 2023' for distribution to 11 government agencies.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING April 6:BThis year’s food gifts for 11 government agencies’ personnel on duty during the celebration comes with a ‘personal touch’.

In saying this, Minister for Women, Early Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development, Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah, said that the contribution by these uniformed personnel is appreciated, especially their devotion to keeping the country calm, safe and peaceful.


“Apart from being a gesture of love and goodwill, it is to enhance and foster a closer relationship between our ministry and these agencies.

“They are our strategic partners in many aspects, which include the well-being, and the welfare of our people in dealing with social issues.

She said this during ‘Majlis Simbolik Sumbangsih Raya 2023’ held at Wisma Wanita off Jalan Sultan Tengah here today.

Fatimah said the objective was to ensure that the food gifts for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festival was packed accordingly, before the official symbolic presentation to recipient government agencies by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg on April 14.

She revealed that she and her ministry personnel would be personally delivering the items to recipient agencies on April 18 and 19 as a gesture of goodwill and to personally thank them for their work.

The receiving agencies are Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM), Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM), Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), Prison Department, Immigration Department, Malaysia Royal Customs Department, Road Transport Department, Civil Defence Force, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and Sarawak Safety and Enforcement Unit (UPKS).

“Sumbangsih Raya has been carried out since 1990 under the Women’s Bureau representing the government. The bureau is now upgraded to Women and Family Department. We hope that this festive activity would continued to be carried on in the future,” Fatimah said.

Also present were Fatimah’s deputy Datuk Rosey Yunus, Permanent Secretary to the Ministy for Women, Early Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Noriah Ahmad, Director of Welfare Department, Sarawak Adana Jed, and Director of Women and Family Department Sarawak, Salmah Jobeli. — DayakDaily