YONG PENG: More than 40,000 sets of Covid-19 relief assistance and food items have been distributed to the underprivileged in the Ayer Hitam parliamentary constituency.

Its MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said this was made possible by help from the various NGOs whose support and active contributions had been significant.

“I thank them for their grand efforts and cooperation. While open houses are not allowed in adherence to the Covid-19 standard operating procedures, I held a Chinese New Year reception to celebrate with leaders and representatives of 16 NGOs from Yong Peng and Ayer Hitam,” the Transport Minister said in a Facebook post yesterday.

Dr Wee said such strong cooperation and ties should be further enhanced for the good of Ayer Hitam constituents.

The MCA president also spoke about the future development of Ayer Hitam and Yong Peng during the reception.