RM66,000 spent on aid distribution in Subang Jaya

SUBANG Jaya City Council (MBSJ) has spent RM66,000 on cleaning supplies, bedding items and dry food to be distributed to flood victims this month.

Mayor Noraini Roslan said the council, via its sports and welfare club, also gave RM100 to its 235 employees who were affected, alongside other items.

She said as of Dec 28, there were six temporary relief centres still operational in Subang Jaya, housing some 1,000 individuals from 245 families.

“Four of these centres are managed by MBSJ, while another two are under the Welfare Department.

“The centres include three mosques and surau, as well as two schools and a community hall,” she said during MBSJ’s full board meeting yesterday.

Noraini said the Dec 18 flood affected six housing areas, namely Kampung Tengah, Kampung Bukit Lanchong, Kampung Kenangan, Kampung Sri Aman, Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru and Batu 3.

She added that MBSJ set up a committee to oversee relief efforts in the areas affected.

Subang Jaya had some 5,200 flood evacuees earlier this month that were housed in 24 relief centres citywide.

MBSJ, said Noraini, had also carried out a rubbish clean-up in flood-stricken areas from Dec 21 to 27.

She said some 4,000 tonnes of rubbish was picked up by KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd and sent for disposal.

Separately, the city recorded a 72% drop in dengue cases from Dec 12 to 18, compared to the same period last year.

She added that 1,855 cases were recorded, with no hotspots being detected.

“However, local communities are advised to spend 10 minutes to find and destroy potential breeding spots for dengue,” she added.

On the latest Covid-19 updates, Noraini said Subang Jaya has recorded more than 78,000 positive cases since the start of the pandemic.

“A total of 282 cases have been logged so far involving MBSJ employees.

“At present, there are three active cases,” she said.

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