RM4 mln for neighbourhood watch and post-MCO activities

Halimah (centre), Ti (left) and Wan Suraya (right) taking a group photo with the operators and teachers of the TGP.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, July 10: The Sarawak government received RM4 million from the Federal Government for the Neighbourhood Watch Area (KRT) programme and organising of post-Movement Control Order (MCO) activities.

National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique said the KRT grant, totalling RM3,615,800, was the second phase of the grant channeled to the state, making it a total of RM4.643 million this year, a 12.5 per cent increase from the year 2019.

“There was an increase of RM500 for each KRT in all categories eligible for the grant in 2020. This grant is for the KRTs to hold events promoting unity in their areas and communities,” added Halimah in her statement.

On a related issue, Halimah said that RM459,966 was given to Sarawak for the running of the Voluntary Patrol Scheme (SRS), Taska Genius Perpaduan (TGP) and Tabika Perpaduan (TP) for their preparations to reopen after the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were announced.

“That is also why we are visiting TGP and TP today. We want to see their preparations for reopening, take note of what they are lacking and what needs to be added,” said Halimah. —DayakDaily