Those still waiting for Sarawakku Sayang assistance package told to follow up with JBPN, Welfare Dept

Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah

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KUCHING, Apr 30: Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister, Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah is reminding those who have yet to receive their Sarawakku Sayang assistance packages to contact their respective district State Disaster Management Committee (JBPN) or Welfare department.

Fatimah in a statement today disclosed that 380,568 households throughout the state have received their Sarawakku Sayang aid package funded by the state’s government.

She said that the Sarawakku Sayang assistance was being distributed to the people during the interim period for those who have not received their Prihatin Nasional assistance and the Sarawakku Sayang assistance package, especially the B40 group.

“If there are any households of individuals that have yet to receive their Sarawakku Sayang assistance, they are advised to contact their respective district State Disaster Management Committee (JBPN) or Welfare department,” she said.

Meanwhile, Fatimah also said more than 80 per cent of the Sarawakku Sayang aid recipients were relieved to receive the aid as it helped to lessen their financial burden.

She noted that most of the recipients said the timing of the Sarawakku Sayang aid package was given at the right time by the state’s government, and was done fairly.

“Majority of the recipients are very appreciative of the assistance, and opined that the distribution was conducted in an orderly manner, and the food supplies received meets the households basic needs.

“Among the basic items distributed in the Sarawakku Sayang assistance package include rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil, and coffee or tea.

“This include other items donated by the local assemblyman, member of the parliament, the village security and development committee (JKKK), Tabung Baitumal Sarawak, Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) and other corporate bodies,” she added.

Fatimah said that other assistance from the federal government such as the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) and YAKIN, are channelled through the Sarawak Welfare Department (JKMS) and coordinated by the district JPBN.—DayakDaily.