Bernama joins GPM mission to assist Sunda Straits tsunami victims

Last update: 07/01/2019

BANTEN (Indonesia), Jan 7 (Bernama) — The Global Peace Mission of Malaysia delegation has reached the transit assistance centre for Sunda Straits tsunami victims in Kampung Tangkil Sari here after enduring seven hours of traffic congestion around the district of Pandeglang.

The village is functioning as a transit centre for supplies of assistance for the disaster stricken districts of Sumur and Labuan.

For the mission, GPM which is headed by Syahrir Azfar Saleh with Amirul Asraf Mat Arif is assisted by three Bernama representatives, namely journalist Muhammad Afiq Mohd Asri, Bernama News Channel journalist Siti Zanariah Nor Zin as well as cameraman Mohammad Hafiz Ahmad Kamal travelled from Pandeglang at about 5.40pm yesterday and arrived at the village at about 1 am.            Earlier, the team found stocks of daily necessities were still limited in Pandeglang a small town located about 100km from Jakarta.

"We faced an extremely bad traffic jam and had difficulties in finding essential goods as supply is still limited which forced us to moved from shop to shop to get our supplies,” said Syahrir. 

Among the items the mission team managed to acquire included school shoes and uniforms as well as disposal diapers and daily necessities such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, milk, meat, eggs and drinking water.

After loading the essential items into two vehicles in Pandeglang, the team eventually arrived in Kampung Tangkil Sari early this morning.....