Enhanced MCO: Sg Lui villagers urge authorities for limited access to buy groceries


  • Nation
  • Friday, 10 Apr 2020

Mohd Razak (left) with some volunteers and food packs given to villagers.

KLANG: Residents of several villages in Sg Lui under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) want to be allowed to venture out of the restricted area to buy groceries as well as other things needed for cooking.

Village head for Kampung Batu 21, 22, 23 and 24, Mohd Razak Jalaludin said the villagers were depressed because of the lack of food.

“We can afford to buy our own groceries but cannot do so because we have all been prohibited from leaving our homes.

“I hope the authorities will allow one person from each village to go out once in a few days to buy the necessities for their entire villages," said Razak when contacted.

He added the Welfare Department had only distributed some groceries twice since the villages were locked down on March 29.

What was given, he added, was insufficient for the affected families.

“We understand there is just too much for the government departments to handle and because of that we are offering to go and buy our own necessities," said Razak.

He said he had also managed to contact some NGOs, which, together with the office of their elected representative Dusun Tua assemblyman Edry Faizal Eddy Yusof, have been sending them some vegetables, fish and poultry through the authorities.

Razak added the residents were prepared mentally and emotionally for an extended MCO but wanted to be comfortable during the period.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the enhanced MCO after 71 positive cases emerged from 274 residents of Maahad Tahfiz An-Nabawiyyah in Batu 23, Sungai Lui.

There is speculation that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will announce an extension of the nationwide MCO on Friday (April 10).

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