2,207 Sarawakian students in Peninsular Malaysia yet to be sent home

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob - file pic

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, May 18: Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob disclosed that more than 2,000 students from Sarawak studying in Peninsular Malaysia have yet to be sent back to their hometowns.

He said so far a total of 652 students had been sent back to Sarawak using four flights departing from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.

“There are still 2,207 students from Sarawak who are yet to be sent back home, and currently staying at their campus in the Peninsula,” he said in a press conference held at Putrajaya, today.

He added that today, three flight are scheduled to depart from Kuala Lumpur to Bintulu, Sibu and Miri to bring another 418 students back to their respective hometowns.

On another matter, Ismail Sabri also assured that the supplies of basic necessities in the country are sufficient to sustain the public needs.

Overall, he said, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) informed that the supplies of necessities are sufficient and capable to constantly sustain the country’s needs.

Ismail Sabri also reminded the business operators and the public to always practice social distancing and comply with standard operating procedures (SOPs) set when doing activities such as shopping.

Apart from that, he said, the public also should not bring their children and the elderly to public places as they are the ones at high risk of getting infected by Covid-19.

“Regarding the action to be taken against the guardian or parents for bringing their children to public places, we will discuss this matter with the Attorney-General, the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council to look into the details, due to other implications that would arise from this matter,” he added. -DayakDaily