Basic food items for folks in Ayer Hitam

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

Ling helping to distribute basic necessities to families in Ayer Hitam.

JOHOR BARU: Some 30 families in Ayer Hitam received donations in the form of basic daily essentials from the Ayer Hitam parliamentary service centre here.

In a Facebook post, Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who is also Transport Minister, said the donations were delivered door-to-door for the families.

“We delivered basic necessities to some 30 families.

“I have to remain in Putrajaya during the movement control order (MCO) period to monitor MCO compliance under the transport sector.

“As such, I have assigned my assistant Ling Tian Soon to see to the delivery of food to the needy around Ayer Hitam,” he said in the post yesterday.

He added that the Ayer Hitam service centre would continue providing services to the people, especially those who were going through trying times during the MCO period.

In a separate Facebook post, Dr Wee also pointed out that smallholders, rubber tappers and farmers were allowed to work during the MCO.

“I have been receiving a lot of enquiries on the matter from the people of Ayer Hitam and the answer is yes.

“You are allowed to work and all enforcement agencies have been informed of the matter,” he said.

Dr Wee said another question he had been receiving was on whether the collection centres for rubber and palm oil could remain open during the MCO.

“This matter has been discussed and the National Security Council (NCS) has allowed collection centres for palm oil, rubber and vegetables to remain open during the MCO period.“This is because those involved in this industry are daily wage earners,” he explained.

On media reports highlighting the plight of fishermen being stopped from going out to sea during the restriction order, he said the matter had been resolved by the government.

“All fishermen are allowed to go out to sea and they are also allowed to bring their catch to the market,” he said.

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