SEMPORNA, May 5 (Bernama) -- The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)
foundation distributed RM1.5 million worth of aid to Semporna residents today.
1MDB managing director Datuk Dr Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman said the aid was part
of the RM30 million allocated by the government to be channeled to the needy
"Today we provide 40 boats and 30 units of 15HP boat engines to the
fishermen of Semporna," he said at the distribution ceremony at Semporna''s
community hall, officiated by Rural and Regional Development minister Datuk Seri
Mohd Shafie Apdal here.
Dr Shamsul also distributed food baskets to households and school supplies
including uniforms and pocket money for 1,890 children.
He added that so far 1MDB has also received 1,000 applications from the folk
at Bum Bum island who needed spectacles.
Dr Shamsul further informed that RM3.5 million would be spent in Sabah this
year on a house repair programme for those who were eligible for it.