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BUKIT KAYU HITAM: More than 1600 packets of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok ‘bubur lambuk’ (lambuk porridge) were distributed to officers at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex in Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah yesterday afternoon.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Dr Ahmad Martadha Mohamed together along with the principal and members of the Student Leadership and Development Committee (JKPS) of the MAS / TNB Inasis, handed out packets of ‘lambuk’ porridge to the staff members working there.
Prof. Dr Ahmad Martadha said that the distribution of the porridge this year had resumed after being suspended for two years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In the meeting earlier, the Immigration officers and those who passed through the country’s entrance at Bukit Kayu Hitam received the porridge,” he said when met.
In the meantime, the Principal of MAS / TNB Inasis, Assoc. Prof. Dr Rohani Abdullah stated that the distribution of porridge has become a standard practise that is carried out by the student residential halls, and that the porridge will be distributed to residents around the campus vicinity as well as to the border guards.
“The porridge is prepared by the institution’s staff and students using a UUM Islamic Centre recipe that dates back 23 years,” she reiterated.
In the meantime, the Vice-President of the Student Leadership and Development Committee of the MAS / TNB Inasis, Ms. Nurul Aqilah Mat Akhir stated that the enthusiasm of the gotong-royong in preparing the porridge with the help of staff and students provided them with experience and enjoyment this year.
“Hopefully, this tradition will be carried on and relationships will be formed with the surrounding community,” she said.
The process of preparing the porridge began at 8 a.m., and distribution continued until late afternoon in and around Changlun.