Police, PDRM team up in ‘Ops Bantu’ to distribute food aid to needy families

Sabri (left) presenting a food basket to a recipient.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, July 7: Miri District police headquarters (IPD) has teamed up with the People’s Volunteers Corps (RELA) on Wednesday morning via ‘Ops Bantu’ to handout food baskets to needy households throughout the city.

Miri Deputy police chief Supt Mohd Sabri Zainol together with RELA personnel went house-to-house today to present the food aid to needy families with 10 food baskets valued at RM50 each.

Sabri explained that each food basket contains one packet of 10 kg rice, two cans of sardines, assorted biscuits, instant noodles, seasoning items, a packet of flour and a can of milk.

“Its a two-day programme, which started today (Wednesday), and we will proceed tomorrow with another 10 households,” Sabri said when met today before they proceeded with the programme.

“As a law enforcement agency, we are not only focusing on prevention and punishment of crimes, but as a human being, and especially during the pandemic, we understand the unprecedented challenge to the public’s livelihood which has been affected by the lockdown,” he pointed out.

Ops Bantu was launched by the Home Ministry on Tuesday (July 6) to help individuals facing food shortages amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

All district police headquarters nationwide will serve as food aid distribution centres to help the needy.

This programme involved the Aman Wanita (Amanita) squad under the Royal Malaysia Police and RELA. — DayakDaily