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Sabtu, Julai 20, 2024

Food aid for 1,000 families in Api Api to date

By Mary chin

KOTA KINABALU: The third batch of food aid distribution in Api Api brings the total number of beneficiaries to 1,000 families under the Movement Control Order (MCO) which has been extended to April 14.

Liew (centre), flanked by the Chairman of the Sabah
Chinese Welfare Association, Benedict Tay Kian Hui (left) and Committee Member Jason Chia Kian Lih at the Damai Community Hall.

Api Api Assemblywoman Datuk Christina Liew handed over bags of rice and other foodstuff to representatives from 12 groups at the Damai Community Hall here last Sunday.

Among the beneficiaries were those from the B40 group, disabled persons (OKU), single mothers, hawkers from the weekly Api Api Food Night Market and Kg Air Tamu who could no longer operate their stalls, members of the KK Taxi Association, residents of Taman Mahkota, Sunny Garden and Chong Village as well as members of the Sabah Chinese Welfare Association.

Residents of Sunny Garden receiving food supplies from Api Api Community Development Leader, Grace Lee (3rd from left) and Sunny Garden Area Kapitan Cina Margaret Chong Moi Hiong (left).

“The State Government may consider additional food assistance, depending on the status of the current situation in the next fortnight,” said Liew who is also Deputy Chief Minister. She reminded the people to practise good personal hygiene to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection. –END-

Two recipients of food aid