KOTA SAMARAHAN, Feb 27 – The prime minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today presented various forms of aid donated by the Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) and Girl Guides Association to flood victims from five divisions in Sarawak.
It was part of the ongoing aid mission for victims in states affected by the floods that was handed over by Rosmah, who is also the president of both organisations at the Kota Samarahan Civic Centre here. The donation by the Girl Guides comprised stationery sets to 4,400 school students, two sets of t-shirt and two sets of sarong to 187 teachers and male support staff as well as two sets of fabric and a piece of batik cloth to 334 teachers and female support staff.
Food items such as rice, milo, flour and sugar were also donated by the organisations to 3,474 families while 10,000 pieces of children’s clothes were given by the United Arab Emirates government. Bakti presented items such as blankets, bath towels. clothing and prayer mats to 354 families estimated to cost about RM35,400.
The donation from the two organisations, valued at about RM415,620, are for flood victims in Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Miri, Mukah and Limbang divisions. Among those present were Sarawak Chief Minister’s wife Puan Sri Jamilah Anu, who is also Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati), Sarawak Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri.
Fatimah in her speech said the flood disaster that hit 441 areas throughout Sarawak between last Dec 29 and Feb 15, involved 73,492 victims from 15,227 families. Rosmah is in Sarawak to accompany Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is on a three-day working visit to the state.