IPOH: Perak Barisan Nasional has expressed gratitude to Perak’s Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah (pic) for granting an allocation of about RM14.6mil to help the state government in its battle against Covid-19.
State party chairman Datuk Saarani Mohamad said Sultan Nazrin was always concerned about the well-being of the state and its people during this tough time.
"On behalf of the state and all Perakians, we would like to express the highest gratitude towards Sultan Nazrin.
"The allocation will also be given to frontliners to appreciate their hard work throughout this ongoing pandemic," he said in a statement on Friday (June 11).
It was reported on Thursday (June 10) that the allocation will be given through the Perak Islamic Religion and Malay Custom Council (MAIPk).
Saarani, who is also Perak Mentri Besar, said about RM10.9mil will be used as emergency survival funds (bantuan kecemasan kelangsungan hidup) while RM600, 000 will be used to sponsor medical supplies and medicines needed by the state Health Department.
"RM400, 000 will be given to frontliners, while RM1.5mil will be allocated for table and internet packages to help students with their online learning. Orphanage and elderly homes will receive funds of about RM400,000 while food aid amounting to RM200, 000 will be given to educational institutes.
"About RM200, 000 will be given to help students who are overseas, while RM200, 00 is given to the temporary homeless transit centre that is under the care of the state government," he said, adding that another RM200, 000 will be used to help fasten the vaccinated of the targeted group.