KUCHING, April 29: Some 1,000 people in Kuching and Asajaya received “bubur lambuk” distributed by the Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Pemadam) Sarawak branch in conjunction with Ramadan.
Graced by Pemadam Sarawak chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the brief ceremony was held yesterday at the Baitul Makmur II Building in Petra Jaya.
Abdul Karim, who is the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports said that the programme was the first of its kind organized by Pemadam Sarawak with the aim of reaching out to the community especially youths.
Expressing his gratefulness for the warm response from the local community towards the programme, he added that it was held on a modest scale due to the current situation in Sarawak and to comply with the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
“The ‘bubuk lambuk’ programme was organised to spread the message about the dangers of drugs and we hope it can be accepted by our community members especially young people so that they are aware on the dangers of the drug menace.
“This programme also focuses on giving comprehensive understanding to our community to appreciate the month of Ramadan which is full of blessings,” Abdul Karim said in a statement.
The distribution of the porridge in Asajaya was carried out by District Officer Rais Ahmat and representatives of the villagers who were involved received their portion during a brief ceremony held at the Asajaya District Office on the same day.
Also present at the ceremony in Baitul Makmur II were Pemadam Sarawak deputy chairwoman Dato Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali who is also the Assistant Minister of Law, State and Federal Relations and Project Monitoring, National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) director Wan Madihi Wan Salleh, Pemadam Sarawak executive secretary Munawar Ismail and representatives from Kuching District Office, Sarawak Education Department and Pengasih Malaysia. — DayakDaily