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Drought victims in Sarawak get gov't aid

KUCHING, Malaysia, June 29 — A total 7,069 families involving 43,267 victims of drought in Sarawak have received aid from the government's Welfare Department.

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, also State Disaster Aid Management Committee chairman , said 1,887,267 liters of water supply had also been given out by JKM.

"Although, action in the management of disasters related to drought and haze had been carefully implemented and monitored, the preparedness and response of every department and agency involved must be upgraded to reduce negative impact on the people," he said in a statement.

Following a meeting of Sarawak JPBBN Thursday, he said the enforcement on the ban on open burning in Sarawak should be implemented firmly by all all enforcement agencies. (PNA/Bernama) hbc/jnc

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