Weekly Highlights

DAP continues to help the underprivileged

As Malaysians struggle economically due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, DAP representatives are still trying to help in whatever way they can. Many families, particularly those from the B40 community who are facing financial difficulties after losing their source of income have felt utterly abandoned by the Perikatan Nasional government.

These food initiatives started by DAP will can be accessed by anyone in need, regardless of race or religion. Despite lack of funding, DAP is doing everything in their power to lend a helping hand to the rakyat through these extremely difficult times.

Soup Kitchens

Ipoh Barat Soup Kitchen

MP for Ipoh Barat, Kula Segaran is currently running a soup kitchen at the Pusat Perkhidmatan Parlimen Ipoh Barat in Buntong which offers warm meals on Fridays and Saturdays each week for the underprivileged.

At 12 sharp, you may walk up to the service center and get your lunch

The programme which started in September last year has been extremely popular with many eagerly waiting for their meals the moment the soup kitchen starts operating. Each pack contains rice with chicken, with a side dish of veggies and fruits.

The Soup Kitchen is located at 522, Jalan Sekolah, Guntong, 30100 Ipoh, Perak

Even though the service centre is only able to run this programme twice a week, Saudara Kula hopes he will be able to expand it to cover more days per week should the service center get more funding.

Those interested in donating can do so to the Persatuan Sahabat Cinta Alam Kinta Perak at Ambank, Silibin branch (Account number: 8881034009118).

DAPUR KINRARA

This soup kitchen is a project initiated by Kinrara assemblyman Ng Sze Han’s office. The programme which runs on Sundays from 12pm to 2pm serves warm fresh vegetarian food to anyone in need of a meal.

The first Dapur Kinrara is located at Balai Masyarakat MBSJ MPP Zon 10 on Jalan Merak, Puchong Jaya, Puchong.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own containers to pack the food in an effort to reduce usage of single-use plastic.

The best part about Dapur Kinrara? It’s open to everyone regardless of your location, even those outside Saudara Ng Sze Han’s constituency may get a free meal.

The programme is run by volunteers and most of the ingredients have been donated. Dapur Kinrara is also supported by the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ).

“The city council has approved a hydroponic project to grow vegetables behind the community hall, the vegetables grown from this project will then be used for Dapur Kinrara.” said MBSJ councillor Ng Seow Chen.

The second Dapur Kinrara is located at Kuil Sri Maha Maheswari Kaliamman, and serves warm meals every Friday starting 6 pm until all meals have been distributed.

Dapur Kinrara coordinator Low Chee Wah is grateful for the assistance of the more than 100 volunteers who are helping the programme’s success.

Those who wish to contribute to Dapur Kinrara can contact Low at 019-332 3910

Program Dapur Harapan Bakri

Program Dapur Harapan Bakri is a free lunch program organized by Bakri MP, Yeo Bee Yin and her team.

The programme runs 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) for the entire month starting from the 23rd of June. The food served is prepared by local stalls, meaning the small business community also benefits from this programme.

Distribution time starts at noon and is on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition to handing out groceries, Saudari Yeo Bee Yin also wants those affected by the lockdown to get a warm meal at DAPUR BAKRI.

The locations will change according to the day of the week. On Mondays it will be held at Parit Zain and Parit Yakob. On Wednesdays, Parit Haji Anuar and on Fridays it will be at Parit Hj Samad. More locations will be added tentatively.

Stalls that are involved in the program will have banners as shown below.

If you’re interested in donating funds / ingredients, volunteering or simply want to find out more, please call or send a Whatsapp message to 017-3233166

Food Aid Programmes

DAP Kluang

No one left behind. That is the inspiration behind Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi and her team when they help those whose livelihoods have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daily, there is about 70 residents who come by the Kluang office to ask for help. In the past 20 days alone, 449 food baskets have been sent to families in Kluang.

We are in this fight together!
“I visited with families again today, times are hard. I wonder if PN sees their pain and suffering” – Wong Shu Qi
Farmers market & night market traders are among the most affected groups as they are unable to conduct business during MCO. So far we have handed over 18 packs of food to traders to ease their burden.

As the Kluang branch continues to serve the rakyat, Saudari Wong Shu Qi has a message to all those that are struggling to get by.

“I really hope the people will continue to persevere in facing whatever challenges that may come due to this Covid-19. I ask you never to despair, because we are together in the fight against this pandemic.”

DAP Kluang welcomes contributions from the public so that more assistance can be channeled to help those in need. If you are interested in donating, kindly contact the Kluang Branch at +60 14-901 1758

DAP Sarawak

The DAP elected representatives continue to help in giving food aids to those in need despite being deprived of the Food Aid Allocation by the State GPS Government.

Earlier this month, the Sarawak state government announced that a special allocation of RM250,000 will be given to each constituency for those B40 families in need of food aid. However, the Opposition ADUNs were deprived of such allocations.

To continue servicing the constituents who are in dire need of help, all DAP elected representatives in the state have donated 20% of their allowances to help with funding. DAP members are also helping to help get food iterms for the under privileged.

The joy and show of gratitude of those who received our aids is the best reward and encouragement for us to continue our work.” – Chong Chien Jen

Thus far, DAP elected reps in Sarawak have distributed close to 500 food packs worth approximately RM50 per pack consisting of rice, biscuits, instant noodles, bee hoon, sugar, canned sardine, canned corn, and eggs.

“Our financial resources are very limited and we appeal for assistance. Anyone interested in donating any food items can contact our DAP Sarawak office at 082-611 624″

DAP KEPONG

Ever since the pandemic hit, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has been very consistent in giving food aid to the underprivileged in his community amongst other types of aid.

“Today, I have gone to deliver food aid to those in need. Every day, there will definitely be individuals asking for food aid from my office. Everyone I meet, has their own story. What’s even more heartbreaking is that some of them don’t know what else to do.” – Lim Lip Eng

Many of those who have reached out to him have been ignored by the PN government and are out of options.

Saudara Lim Lip Eng gives milk and other dry food items to Puan Siti, a single mother who had lost her job during the MCO.
Kak Rokiah’s husband lost his means of income after the MCO, so she now does odd jobs to support her family of seven,

Starting January of 2021, Saudara Lim Lip Eng like other opposition representatives have lost their allocation. Still it did not deter them from carrying out community activities as much as possible. Those would would like to donate to DAP Kepong branch, can use the details shared in the below poster.

Be sure to follow your local and state DAP reps on social media to check out their latest community work.

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