By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Federal Territories did not expect the number of Malaysia citizens residing at the area surrounding the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market reaches 6,000 people compared to their original estimation of 1,300.
Its Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, however, that is not an excuse, on the contrary, the government will increase food supply to fulfil the needs of the residents affected by the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) declared on that area.
“The latest figure showed that the residents involved in the EMCO of KL Wholesale Market is 20,166 individuals. From that amount, 6,000 are citizens.
“All citizens are being supplied with enough of food, Insya-Allah (God willing). Our estimation was only 1,300. We will work on the additional,” he twitted.
Angka terbaru menunjukkan jumlah penduduk terlibat dlm PKP-D Pasar Borong KL ialah 20,166 orang.Dari jumlah tersebut 6000 adalah warganegara kita..Kesemua warganegara sedang di bekalkan dgn bahan makanan yg mencukupi insyaallah..anggaran asal cuma 1300.Kita usahakan tambahan pic.twitter.com/2BpE70eNVf
— Annuar Musa (@AnnuarMusa) April 26, 2020
In an announcement on 20 April, Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob gazetted EMCO at Pusat Bandar Utara, Kuala Lumpur and areas surrounding the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market in Selayang.
According to Ismail Sabri, the action was imposed at the advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and its implementation will take place from 20 April until 3 May 2020. -MalaysiaGazette