Transport, manpower woes hindering aid reaching Orang Asli

Noel Achariam

Tribes living in the interiors, such as Gua Musang in Kelantan, are difficult to reach during the MCO and aid is only trickling in to them. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 9, 2020.

TRANSPORT woes and a lack of manpower are hindering the Orang Asli Affairs Department (Jakoa) from delivering aid to various tribes across the country during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Director-general of Jakoa Prof Dr Juli Edo told The Malaysian Insight it is facing logistics problems trying to deliver aid to 55,000 Orang Asli households.

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