Fire Dept continues food supply to Orang Asli posts


Life-saving supplies: Orang Asli from the Temiar tribe in Kampung Gob assisting the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department air unit in its mission to deliver food supplies to six Orang Asli posts. — Bernama

GUA MUSANG: The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department air unit has resumed its mission to deliver 25 tonnes of food supply to six Orang Asli posts after experiencing delays due to the continuous heavy rain in the area.

Subang central region base operations commander, Senior Fire Superintendent II Wahyudi Mohd Sayuthi, said the operation began at 10am on Monday and a total of 5.9 tonnes of food were delivered to the settlements.

“The supply was sent to Kampung Gawin and Kampung Gob in Pos Gob, Kampung Jader and Kampung Ladoi in Pos Simpor, as well as Kampung Sempadik in Pos Belatim,” he told reporters yesterday.

Wahyudi, according to Bernama, said the department would continue with the mission to take advantage of the good weather.

Separately, the department also carried out a medical evacuation flight (Medevac) to bring an Orang Asli girl from Pos Balar to the Gua Musang Hospital for treatment.

The Fire and Rescue Department’s Subang air base public relations officer Deputy Superintendent II Mohd Hasrizal Kamaruzzaman said 15-month-old Herissya Hefly, who had been down with shortness of breath, cough and flu over the past three days, was accompanied by her mother, Tijah Enda, 22, and two nurses in the flight.

“The crew received the assignment to pick up the patient at about 10.20am while out on an operation to deliver food to the Orang Asli,” he said.

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