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Bernama News In Brief: July 29

30/07/2021 12:24 AM

NATIONAL PRIHATIN SQUAD MEMBERS INCREASED TO EXPEDITE BPN DISTRIBUTION

KUALA LUMPUR -- The addition of over 13,000 National Prihatin Squad volunteers to strengthen the existing workforce of  5,314 people, is to speed up the distribution of the food basket assistance (BPN). 

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun said  until yesterday 342,432 BPN applications were received and Selangor registered the highest number at 81,182.

“Seeing the need to immediately distribute the aid, the ministry had to intervene to strengthen the National Prihatin Squad and we now have 18,726 people.

"So far, a total of 28,983 BPN have been distributed which benefited 103,549 recipients," she said after visiting three families comprising single mothers and senior citizens here today.

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EAIC COMMENDS SULTAN OF SELANGOR’S CONCERN OVER CORRUPT PRACTICES

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has expressed gratitude to the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who expressed concern over corrupt activities or breach of trust that could tarnish the image of the administration and the reputation of government officials in the state.

EAIC in a statement today said it would increase efforts to strengthen the culture of integrity among enforcement officers and agencies under the supervision of EAIC in Selangor and the country in general.

"EAIC highly commends Sultan Sharafuddin's stand and determination in ensuring that corruption or breach of trust activities in Selangor can be eradicated," it said.

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WEDDING ORGANISER COMPOUNDED FOR SOP VIOLATION

ALOR SETAR -- A family in Kampung Padang, Mukim Gajah Mati near Pokok Sena, was compounded RM4,000 for holding a wedding ceremony, today.

Kota Setar district police chief ACP Ahmad Shukri Mat Akhir in a statement said the compound was issued to the homeowner who was the host, for violating the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the National Recovery Plan currently being enforced.

"The raid was carried out by the Kota Setar District Police Headquarters (IPD) Ops COVID monitoring team after receiving a complaint from the public at 12.45 pm on the wedding ceremony in the village which was also attended by several village folks," he said.

Ahmad Shukri said the compound was issued under Regulation 4 of Act 342 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Areas) Regulations 1988.

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