Lusong Laku Penan chief Jati Jarang said he and his people were grateful to God and to the people of
“For a month, we never have enough to eat. Many Penans from other areas also came here hoping for food. We do not have enough money to buy rice or cooking oil,” he said.Asked why the food shortage had reached such serious levels, he said severe drought, crop failure and depleting forest resources had affected their livelihood.
I SALUTE THE STAR
The food were bought by church members using funds from kind-hearted donors from throughout the country after The Star highlighted a plea from these Penans who had sought help from the church in Miri.
That of course did not happen! Too much to spend for the Penans?
And glaringling missing from the scene were THE RED CRESCENT and MERCY MALAYSIA.
Will these bodies aid in distributing the remaining 1000 bags of rice, which Fr. Sylvester Ding said would have to be distributed in stages?
.......... and the other Anak Bangsa Malaysia who generously responded to the STAR;s appeal.