JOHOR BARU: The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) is ensuring an adequate supply of food for the community during the movement control order (MCO) period.
Johor Jakoa deputy director Mohd Badri Ismail said so far, the department had not received any complaints regarding families in the state who did not have enough food.
He said as of the second phase of the MCO, the Rural Development Ministry through Jakoa had distributed food baskets to 3,900 Orang Asli families from 60 villages across nine districts in Johor.
“The food basket contains rice, sugar and so on.
“At the same time we are also working with non-governmental organisations to provide aid to the Orang Asli in the state, ” he said after handing over foodstuff donated by Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd to the Orang Asli community at Kampung Bakar Batu here yesterday.
Mohd Badri said the state Jakoa was also ensuring that those living outside the settlement were also receiving such assistance.
Econsave general manager Mas Imran Adam said 610 families from eight Orang Asli villages in the district received assistance in the form of fish, vegetables and fruits.
“To date, we have distributed 11,000 packs of food to the low-income group.
“Hopefully, before the end of the MCO we can distribute 20,000 packs to ease their burden, ” he said. — Bernama
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