TUARAN, April 5 — About 2,000 heads of households in Sulaman state constituency have received food assistance which is distributed beginning today, said its assemblyman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
Hajiji, who is also Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chief said in a statement here that the distribution of aid was expected to be completed within a week.
He personally distributed the foodstuff to the chiefs and representatives of four villages, namely Kampung Penimbawan, Baru-Baru, Lok Munuk and Tajau to help ease the burden of those directly impacted by the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) following the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.
He said similar aid would also be distributed to the people in need in Kiulu and Tamparuli.
Meanwhile, more than 400 basic food packages were distributed to the people in Sulaman state constituency today, said Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.
Madius, who is also Tuaran MP, said the assistance was distributed through the chairmen of the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) to those in need including single mothers, hardcore poor, disabled and elderly.
He said the food package contained rice, cooking oil, yellow noodles, eggs, sugar and others.