Persatuan Homestay Perak (Perak Homestay Association) took the initiative to enliven the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri for frontliners during the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 which began on May 12.
The Chairperson of the association, Noradidah Mokhtar explained that the presentation of contribution was aimed to provide support to the frontliners, especially the police who serve during the MCO period.
“The defence personnel sacrifice a lot for the country by performing their duty day and night in order to curb the COVID-19 pandemic especially during this festive season.
“We have identified five locations for the distribution of contributions, which are Kampung Tawas Police Station, Gopeng Police Station, Ipoh South Toll, Gopeng Toll and Simpang Pulai Toll.
“We obtained permission for interdistrict travels at Kampung Tawas Police Station in order to implement the programme, and everything ran smoothly according to the set standard operating procedures (SOPs),” stated Noradidah, who also serves as the Vice Chairperson of Pertubuhan Homestay Malaysia (Malaysia Homestay Organisation) and Chairperson of Persatuan Informasi Pelancongan dan Kesihatan Perak (Perak Health and Tourism Information Association).
Besides kuih muih (traditional cakes), the contribution included traditional festive dishes such as ketupat (rice cakes), nasi himpit (compressed rice cubes) and rendang (dry curry).
Present was the Chairperson of Persatuan Budak Bas Stand Ipoh, Amiruddin Mohd Daud (Tok Anjang).
Meanwhile, the Chief of Kampung Tawas Police Station, Inspector Mohd Zafril Kamarozaman said that the care and support shown by many for the frontliners boost their spirit in performing their duties.
“We truly appreciate the effort of the Persatuan Homestay Perak. We are always in need of support and cooperation from one another especially in facing the pandemic. The contribution of Hari Raya delicacies are able to cure our homesickness.