A TOTAL of 150 poor families from the Datuk Keramat constituency in Penang smiled from ear to ear when they each received daily essentials worth RM50.
Among them was housewife Nazimah Wan Chik, 45, who was happily showing her elderly mother and husband the bag of rice and other essentials she received.
“I am happy to receive the hamper.
“The food items can last us for about a week as my family is big.
“I have to cook for 10 people daily, ” she said after receiving the items during a buka puasa event at Masjid Acheh in Kebun Lama, George Town.
Housewife Yusnidah Mohd Yusoff, 55, said the items she received would definitely ease some burden off her shoulders.
“The bag of rice can last us for a week.
“The daily essentials came just in time. I have to use them daily to cook.
“I cook for more than 10 people including my children and grandchildren at home, ” she said.
In his speech, state housing, town, country planning and local government committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo, who is also Datuk Keramat assemblyman, urged everyone to adhere strictly to the standard operating procedures to ensure public health and safety.
“The number of positive Covid-19 cases is on the rise and we must not let our guard down.
“The number of cases in Penang are in the hundreds as compared to only 17 cases when the movement control order was first implemented in March last year.
“We must all work hand in hand and fight against the pandemic, ”he said.
Present were Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, Jelutong MP RSN Rayer and Batu Lanchang assemblyman Ong Ah Teong.