A total of RM400,000 in Rural Small Projects (MRP) grants were distributed to 16 recipients for Kakus State Assembly constituency (DUN) at its Service Center Office recently.
The recipients of the MRP checks included 13 longhouses, two schools and one association, namely the Association of Community Leaders and Tribal Leaders (KMKK) association of Tatau District.
Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's department (Bumiputera Law and Customs) Datuk John Sikie Tayai hoped that every homeowner or representative of the MRP recipient would inform the residents to avoid the issues of mistrusts or any attempts to misappropriate the allocated money.
According to Sikie, all transactions in and out of MRP money should be accompanied by the purchase receipt and known to all longhouse residents so as not to arouse suspicion.
He also expressed his concern about the spreading of the Covid-19 infection into rural areas, especially in longhouses and villages.
Sikie stated that the village development and Security Committee (JKKK) of each longhouse plays an important role in conducting inspections and ensuring that no outsiders other than the permanent residents of the longhouses are allowed to enter their longhouses