Free durians for the brave frontliners in Ipoh


Thank you: Razman (right) distributing durians to a frontliner at the Ipoh Selatan toll booth. — RONNIE CHIN/The Star

IPOH: The king of fruits is helping to bring cheer to frontliners battling Covid-19 here.

Perak plantation, agriculture and food industry committee chairman Razman Zakaria said durians were being distributed at several locations in appreciation of the hard work being put in by the frontliners.

“We have distributed about a tonne of durians to four sites including at roadblocks in Jelapang and Simpang Pulai, and the vaccination centre at Stadium Indera Mulia.

“The durians are bought from local traders in Larut who are facing poor business,” he said after handing over the fruits to frontliners at the vaccination centre yesterday.

Razman said for now, the durians will be handed to medical frontliners, and police and army personnel stationed at roadblocks in Ipoh.

“We have about 250 or 260 frontliners in the city.

“They will get three to four durians each,” he added.

On another issue, the state executive councillor said there were no complaints about the water supply despite the ongoing drought.

“Farmers are currently harvesting their padi so they don’t need much water.

“We are monitoring the situation,” he added.

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