Some 2,700 Orang Asli residents in seven kampongs around Ulu Kinta received food aid from the Tambun Parliamentary Service Centre recently.
According to Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, aid has been continuously presented since the first Movement Control Order (MCO) last year.
“Today, around 188 units of raw food products which comprised vegetables, poultry and eggs were contributed to the residents of Kampung Sri Makmur Ulu Kinta.
“This is thanks to an additional allocation of RM300,000 to each of 222 parliamentary members from the government in ensuring that continual aid to the needy is guaranteed.”
He told reporters during a media session after the contribution at the said kampong today (July 3).
“They’ve certainly lessened the burdens of the 750 residents here, whereby most of them are wage earners and construction workers.
“Since the onset of COVID-19, they’ve lost their jobs and sources of income. Thus, they are in need of help in any form.
“We thank the government for the food aid. Hopefully, the pandemic comes to an end as soon as possible,” he expressed.
Meanwhile, Faizal urged fellow members of the Malaysian administration to cease politicking and prioritise the welfare of citizens in dire need of assistance.
“It’s high time we put our differences aside to collectively help Malaysians badly affected by the pandemic.
“Countless citizens lost their jobs and have trouble making ends meet, with some even resorting to commiting suicide; which is quite alarming these days.
“Some of us remain fortunate enough during these tough times, so we should be doing what is best for citizens.
“Hopefully, more parties are willing to lend a helping hand to the needy,” he stated.