Sabah politicians chip in to help people

KOTA KINABALU: Leaders from both sides of the political divide in Sabah have come forward to help those affected by the movement control order (MCO).

Among them is Parti Warisan Sabah’s Sepanggar MP Datuk Azis Jamman, who contributed food and daily essentials to more than 4,000 hostel students in the area.

“Contributions will also be made to doctors, nurses and personnel of the security forces who are on duty,” he said.

To help flatten the infection curve, Azis said they informed the authorities of their plan and sought advice.

“Once we had their approval, we made sure masks and gloves are used,” he said, adding that he also minimised the number of volunteers and personnel to fewer than 10.

Usukan assemblyman Datuk Japlin Akim of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia also made some contributions, including rice, to the party’s division chiefs.

“We hope this small contribution can ease their burden, ” he said.

A few days ago, Sabah Umno members contributed essentials to some university students.

Sabah had 158 positive Covid-19 cases as of Sunday. The three districts with the highest number of cases are Tawau at 40 (and one death), Lahad Datu (33) and Kota Kinabalu (22).

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