MPs start distributing items to the needy under food basket programme


Ramkarpal (in white) and Ng (in yellow) delivering food aid to needy residents in Kampung Melayu.

THE Penang government will prepare a complete report on the type of supplies handed out and details of recipients of the RM300,000 food basket programme once distribution is completed.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow urged all MPs in Penang to ensure that distribution would be carried out in a proper way.

He said the completed report would then be submitted to the relevant authorities.

“This is compulsory for all states and it is important to prove that we are responsible when it comes to helping the vulnerable during this unprecedented time,” he said at a press conference after giving 329 food baskets at Jalan Kedah flats in George Town.

Chow, who is Tanjung MP, said the food distribution programme would be completed soon and constituents of Padang Kota, Pengkalan Kota and Komtar were expected to receive a total of 3,000 food baskets.

In Ayer Itam, Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh together with Ayer Itam assemblyman Joseph Ng distributed food baskets to needy families in Kampung Melayu.

“In these trying times, it is essential to assist the people the best we can,” said Ramkarpal during the distribution recently.

“We hope that the food and other essential items given will lessen their burden.

“The Bukit Gelugor parliamentary constituency will be distributing more than 3,000 baskets in the coming weeks in various stages,” added Ramkarpal.

He also said all assemblymen in the parliamentary constituency of Bukit Gelugor would be distributing baskets in their respective areas.

“We will try our very best to reach out to as many as we can, particularly to B40 families in the constituency,” he added.

In Balik Pulau, MP Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik presented food baskets to members of fishermen’s associations there and also to staff of Escape Theme Park who were affected by its closure.

“The whole process of distributing food aid will be completed in three weeks.

“Today, we handed over 200 boxes of essentials,” he said during the recent distribution.

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