Concerns raised over government's 'advice' for NGOs to restrict movement

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 28 Mar 2020, 12:55 pm

CORONAVIRUS | At a time when frontliners are already stretched in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis, concerns have been raised over Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's advice for NGOs to channel their aid through the state welfare offices.

Citing the situation in Penang, Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim said the government should not add to the burden shouldered by frontliners including welfare officers, Rela and the Civil Defence Force.

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