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600 servings of fast-breaking food for Tawau folks

Liew handing out fast-breaking food to a member of the public along Jalan Chong Thien Vun.

TAWAU:  Tawau residents have been urged to pay heed to the ban on Hari Raya visitations to curb the spread of COVID-19, as announced by the Prime Minister on Monday.

Making the call, Tawau MP Datuk Christina Liew said drastic measures are needed to prevent a further spike in the number of daily COVID-19 positive cases and bring down the fatalities in the country.

Liew (left) handing out fast-breaking food to a motorcyclist along Jalan Chong Thien Vun. In the centre is Fung

“Full compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for permitted as well as prohibited activities during the new Movement Control Order (MCO) period from May 12 (Wednesday) to June 7 is the key to saving Malaysia from further  devastation economically and socially speaking.

“Staging of protests will not resolve the increasingly critical situation in the country. I appeal to all Tawau folks to think long-term in respect of our personal safety, family protection, public health and economic recovery,” she told reporters after distributing 600 servings of bubur kacang hijau, dates and cakes to the public at the Bintang Kubota Commercial Centre and Jalan Chong Thien Vun, here, Wednesday.

Liew, who is also Api Api Assemblywoman, said in view of the current health crisis, an inhouse gathering among family members only should suffice during the Hari Raya celebration, as advised by the Director-General of Health.

Kiew (2nd left) handing over fast-breaking food to a member of the public at Bintang Kubota Commercial Centre. At right is Fung.

She was accompanied by the Tawau Parliamentary Chief Liaison Officer, Fung Thin Yein, Liaison Officer Robert Penggai and Grace Lee from the Api Api DUN Office.  

The distribution of food for the breaking of fast was organised by the Tawau Parliamentary People’s Service Centre.