DAP presents food aid to rehabilitation centre

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Statement by Alan Ling:

Former addicts at Kenosis Sarawak drug rehabilitation centre here received food aid from Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak yesterday.

Rice, sugar, cooking oil, eggs, onions, garlic, vegetables, fruits and other nutritious food sponsored by Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak and DAP Sarawak secretary Senator Alan Ling were handed over by Ling’s assistants and other DAP members.

A total of 37 former addicts and four staff including the centre person-in-charge Pastor Robert Danor were affected by the Movement Control Order.

Ling acknowledged Kenosis Sarawak Miri as a nongovernmental organisation which helps recovering drug addicts especially youths.

Most of the former addicts from various districts in the state came to the centre voluntarily to receive effective treatment and break free of drug addiction which generally takes 15 months.

“I would like to advise the public to stay away from drugs and hope Kenosis Sarawak Miri will keep on supporting former addicts. Rehabilitation centres are important to help drug abusers quit and most importantly, help them return to their normal lives,” said Ling.

He thanked sponsors who support the food aid for the needy during the MCO period.

Ling’s special assistant Bryan Chin, personal assistant Adriana David, DAP Miri Youth chief Peter Hee and DAP Senadin chief Marcus Hugo were also present.