HANDING.... Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs Jainab Ayid handing over the cheque to the representative of the State Police Force Inspector Erda Firdayu Saroji.
By : ELAINE MAH
Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs Datuk Jainab Ayid echoed Chief Minister Musa Aman's call to put aside politics and strive to work for the people.
Jainab told reporters in a press conference following the first Cabinet meeting that it will now be her focus to help those in need as well as empower more women.
Under the Ministry of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Jainab aims to tackle prevalent social issues including the problem of drug abuse.
"We have to find an effective way to minimise drug abuse in our society as this is a serious problem," she said.
Jainab also will pay particular attention to neigbourhood security in the light of the growing cases of child abduction and crimes against children happening within residential areas.
During the press conference, Jainab also handed over the Ministry's donation to the Lahad Datu fund worth RM6,068 to the State Police Force.
"This is the beauty of the Malaysian spirit. When any of us are in difficulty, others will not hesitate to offer help," she said. (Insight Sabah)