Six out of 82 DUN areas have fully distributed food baskets under BKSS 6.0

Abang Johari (seated, centre) attending a briefing during his visit to Kapit today (June 10, 2021). From second left (seated): Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and Welfare, Community Wellbeing,Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, June 10: Six out of 82 State Legislative Assembly (DUN) areas in Sarawak have achieved 100 per cent distribution of food baskets under the Sarawak government’s sixth Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS 6.0).

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, at a ceremony to mark the launching of the food aid distribution at Town Square, Kapit today, said the six constituencies comprised Satok, Asajaya, Sadong Jaya, Sebuyau, Bukit Saban and Pelawan.


As of 1am today, food aid distribution based on constituencies showed all 3,130 households affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Satok, 4,515 in Asajaya, 2,498 in Sadong Jaya, 3,455 in Sebuyau, 3,000 in Bukit Saban and 3,500 in Pelawan have received their food aid.

Of the remaining 76 DUN areas, seven comprising Padungan, Pending, Batu Lintang, Kota Sentosa, Batang Ai, Tanjung Datu and Batu Danau have achieved over 80 per cent of distribution to 25,434 eligible households.

Fifteen more DUNs have accomplished at least 50 per cent of distribution to a total of 54,723 households.

These constituencies comprise Bukit Semuja, Murum, Kemena, Lingga, Daro, Meluan, Bukit Assek, Tamin, Tanjung Batu, Tupong, Tebedu, Kedup, Nangka, Baleh and Bukit Kota.

Meanwhile, 41 constituencies have begun food aid distribution to listed families but completed less than half of the process, and 13 more have not yet started distribution.

The 13 DUNs are Muara Tuang, Simunjan, Balai Ringin, Bukit Bangunan, Beting Maro, Kelaka, Krian, Kabong, Bukit Goram, Jemoreng, Lambir, Pujut and Telang Usan.

As of 1am today, a total of 175,916 households or 37 per cent of all 473,558 eligible households across Sarawak have gotten their food baskets.

From last year’s RM16.4 million allocated to provide the same assistance, Abang Johari said the Sarawak government upped the allocation to RM35.5 million or by 116 per cent under BKSS 6.0.

The number of eligible households also increased from 380,762 to 473,558, a gain of 24.4 per cent compared to this year. — DayakDaily