Sabah CM denies delay in food basket aid


THE Chief Minister’s (CM) Press Office yesterday denied a recent posting in social media claiming the handing over of Covid-19 food basket assistance in Sabah had been delayed due to the inefficiency of the civil servants.

In a statement yesterday, the CM’s Press Office said the posting being viralled in all social media platforms and accompanied by the picture of CM Datuk Hajiji Noor (picture) is fake news.

The posting was a malicious attempt to undermine and discredit the newly formed Gabungan Rakyat Sabah state government and its leaders, it said.

“The CM has never made such a remark, instead he is very appreciative of the hard work put up by all quarters involved in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as those who have rendered assistance to people affected by the Movement Control Order,” according the statement.

A report will be lodged to the relevant authorities so that appropriate action is taken against those responsible for the creation and dissemination of this fake news, it added.