Pekema Sarawak shows support, distributes food and drinks to firefighters

Siti Aisyah (right) and Yusof (second right) hand over food and drinks to Petra Jaya fire station chief PKPgB Azaharul Sahari (second left) and witnessed by Henderi.

by Nancy Nais

KUCHING, March 26: The Association of Malay Importers and Traders of Motor Vehicles (Pekema) Sarawak today distributed food and drinks for firefighters who are among the frontliners during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

The team, led by corporate relation executive Siti Aisyah Ramli and committee member Yusof Roy Fitri Mohd Johnny, visited four firestations at Petra Jaya, Batu Lintang, Padungan and Tabuan Jaya.

Speaking on behalf of Pekema Sarawak president Tan Sri Abang Khalid Abang Marzuki, Siti Aisyah said they are committed to continuing to contribute through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.

“Pekema Sarawak recognises the important roles of frontliners, including our firefighters. These selfless and dedicated personnel are also part of the team who are looking after the community.

“Therefore, everyone must stand together with our frontliners during this difficult period. To them goes our prayers to shield them from the dreaded disease and our eternal gratitude for their heroic deeds,” Siti Aisyah said after the food distribution today.

Yusof (centre, black shirt) with the Pekema Sarawak team handing over contributions to Tabuan Jaya fire station chief TPgB Faizal Saari (fourth left).

Kuching zone fire chief PgKB I Henderi Ardimansyah when thanking Pekema for the contributions said that the donated food had touched their hearts, and the firefighters were overwhelmed to know how much the community cares.

“We appreciate your gesture, and we want you to know that nothing could mean more to us than seeing you and your family safe. So throughout this MCO period, please cooperate and ‘Stay At Home’. Let us work while you remain at home so that our country can break this Covid-19 chain,” Henderi said.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in a special address announced that MCO imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, will be extended until April 14.

Malaysia is currently under a 14-day MCO which came into force on March 18 as a preventive measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection.

During the period, all business premises, including government offices, schools, and universities are to be closed, with the exception of essential services.

In Sarawak, all essential services including food and beverages outlets, must close between 7pm to 7am. — DayakDaily