Food items ready for over 8,000 households in Puncak Borneo

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By Jack Lapidus

A TOTAL of 8,637 households in Puncak Borneo will be receiving essential food assistance from Puncak Borneo Parliamentary Service Centre in light of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Its MP Willie Mongin said the assistance, worth RM500,000, will ease the burden of recipients during MCO, which has been extended until April 14.

“I have ordered the goods to be distributed to the people through the Ketua Kaum or village representatives.

“The supplier (of the essential food) and our staff have begun packing since Saturday and the distribution of this food assistance will begin today,” he said in a Facebook post.

He appealed to those who are waiting for these essential food items to be patient.

“It will take time to deliver them to every village,” he said.

Willie, who is also Deputy Minister of Plantations and Commodities, said the announcement of the RM250 billion Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was timely and thoughtful.

“It is clear that Prihatin is unmistakable proof that this government is making good on its promise that no Malaysian will be left behind.”

The Prime Minister’s forward initiative that aimed to propel the nation’s economy to a more resilient one capable of withstanding the uncertainties in the global economy, he added.