Song police launches initiative to deliver food aid to those badly affected by lockdown

An AMANITA member presenting the food aid to a recipient.

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SONG, July 20: A total of 73 people have benefited from food aid under Ops Bantu which were contributed by the Song District Police.

The district police chief, DSP Rowney Michael Jalak said that the programme was launched yesterday and the recipients were those who had ran out of food during this trying time.

The recipients were residents from Rh Kelau Ng Lijau, Song – (30 recipients), Sk Ng Embuau – (5), Rh Lawrence Ladi, Teluk Jambu, Batang Rajang, Song – (19), Rh Sebastian Ko Ng Ngungun, Sg Ngemah (1), Rh Merom Teluk Jambu (1), Rh Sepawi Sesawa, (9), Rumah setinggan Sub Sesco (2), Kpg Alai, Song (2), Rh Edwin Ng Kebiau (2) and Kampung Mulong, Kebiau (2).

“For settlements that do not have road access, the police and RELA have taken the initiative to use a longboat to cross the Batang Rajang River to deliver this contribution. A total of 35 affected individuals at these locations have received the food aid,” he said.

He added that in addition to enforcing existing laws and compliance with the Movement Control Order’s standard operating procedures, Song police were also very concerned with the situation of individuals affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Therefore, it is hoped that this small contribution can alleviate their burden to some extent,” he said.

Also present during the programme were Insp Lonie Butek (Head of Crime Prevention and Community Safety Division of IPD Song), Sgt Zakeria Boyan (Head of Song police station ) and members of AMANITA IPD Song, and members of RELA.

DSP Rowney said those did not receive the food aid can call Ops Bantu at their hotline 084-777222. — DayakDaily