Tabuan Melayu folks get another 7.5 tonnes in food aid from Santubong MP

Workers moving and distributing fresh food aid to Tabuan Melayu villages.

KUCHING, July 29: Another 7.5 tonnes of fresh food has been delivered to residents of six villages in Tabuan Melayu, which has been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) since July 16.

Santubong MP Dato Sr Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said his Parliamentary Service Centre team has to date distributed a total of 17.5 tonnes worth of food aid to 2,500 families, totalling 10,000 residents.

He said his officers are closely monitoring the situation in the areas concerned and constantly communicating with the village representatives for updates.

“My officers in Kuching are constantly updating me on the situation. We will try our very best to make sure that the basic need of the villagers, especially food, are taken care of in these trying times,” he added.

A total of six villages in Tabuan Melayu are under EMCO namely Tabuan Lot, Tabuan Tengah, Tabuan Hilir, Tabuan Dani, Tabuan Cemerlang and Tabuan Lama.

Meanwhile, Dr Wan Junaidi, who is also the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, reminded the public to strictly adhere to the safety standard operating procedure (SOP) and to avoid leaving their houses unnecessarily.

Although Sarawak has already entered Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), he said, this does not mean that the public can be complacent.

Quoting data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF), he said a total of 1.79 million or 87.4 per cent of Sarawak’s population have registered for the Covid-19 vaccine as of July 27.

Among them, 1.68 million have received the first dosage of the vaccines while 1.2 million have completed the double-dose vaccination. — DayakDaily