PUTRAJAYA MAR.29: Non-governmental organisations (NGO) are urged to use whatsapp and video conference to communicate with Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (Security Cluster) and cast their dissatisfaction over the distribution of food and necessities to the neediest by RELA and Civil Defence Forces (APM) at the district level.
Ismail said, at the moment the people are not permitted to see face to face in a meeting with NGOs and for that any suggestion could be forwarded through the social media and phone call.
“The government has made the ruling as announced yesterday that all kinds of aid should be placed in the Welfare Department at the district level to be distributed to the people by the authorised bodies.
“The government has been advised by the Ministry of Health that nobody is allowed to go to the recipients’ homes to supply aid to avoid the widespread of COVID-19,” he said at the press conference here today.
However he said, the government has allocated RM5.8 million to help supply food and necessities required by the people through the Ministry of Women and Community Development. The aid is channelled through the Welfare Department at district levels.
Regarding the Movement Control Order (MCO) compliance, Ismail said, as of yesterday, 649 individuals have been detained while 70 have pleaded guilty when charged in the courts.
Ismail said, besides taking the non MCO compliance cases to the courts, the police has also compounded them.
The Minister of Defence and also the MP for Bera also stressed that the police have conducted 997 roadblocks, checked 301,938 vehicles while 3,223 business premises have also been checked and most of them have been asked to stop their businesses.
Regarding fake news on rice supply that says it could only be sustained for another two and half months, Ismail said, the supply of rice in general and not according to brands is enough for all the people in the country.
Ismail also advised the public who wish to donate directly to the Ministry of Defence to list down the number of things related to COVID-19 to avoid overlapping when the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) also receives face masks. – Malaysia World News