FIFTEEN municipal councillors from Sepang in Selangor spent RM75,000 from their annual allocation to buy and distribute essential items to affected people under Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) president Datuk Abd Hamid Hussain said the councillors, out of a total of 24, spent RM5,000 from their annual budget for the purpose.
“They were given the approval to use a maximum of RM5,000 from their monthly budget to deliver items such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, flour, milk, dry food and face masks to the needy during the pandemic.
“On top of that, six councillors have used RM1,325 each this month for rental of one additional tent at vaccination centres in their zones.
“The local council also approved RM6,000 to be donated to Masjid Raja Haji Fi Sabilillah in Cyberjaya by the area councillor,” he said during the council’s full board meeting.
To express solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, Abd Hamid said all 24 councillors donated RM1,000 each to Tabung Kemanusiaan Selangor Prihatin.
“The councillors’ donation of RM24,000 was topped up with RM11,000 from local council funds, making it a total of RM35,000,” he said.
Separately, the local council’s Commissioner of Buildings and Enforcement Department also collaborated with Housing and Local Government Ministry to check on compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) at stratified residential buildings in the current phase of the NRP.
Abd Hamid said only one compound of RM1,500 was issued this month, which was to a management office for operating without an approval letter from International Trade and Industry Ministry.
“We are checking if all joint management bodies and management committees have approval letters for their operations, as well as their adherence to Covid-19 prevention measures such as monitoring of body temperature, scanning of MySejahtera, providing hand sanitiser, closure of common facilities and physical distancing.
“On general SOP compliance monitoring of essential services, MPSepang issued one compound under Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) and 85 compounds during joint operations with agencies such as police, army and National Security Council,” he said.
On the dengue situation in the municipality, Abd Hamid said the number of cases this year until June 27 was 227 cases, which was an 86% reduction from the same period last year, which recorded 1,627 cases.
“This month, there were 23 dengue cases reported in the municipality.
“For the week ending June 27, there were six dengue cases. There was no fatality,” he added.