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KUCHING, Sept 30: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen believes that Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) has bankrupted all capitals and has to resort to making unfounded allegation for political survival.
Chong in a press statement stressed that the allegation made by a SUPP leader that he had violated Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) set by SDMC was not true.
“SUPP as a part of the GPS government in Sarawak should have access to the information and know that restrictions were only imposed starting Sept 21, 2020 and home quarantine was imposed starting Sept 25, 2020.
“The fact is that I came back to Sarawak from my Sabah trip on Sept 20, 2020 which is before any restriction was imposed.
“I have complied fully with the SOP set out by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), e-health declaration and entry before Sept 20, 2020. Yet, despite the full compliance, it still becomes an issue cooked up by the SUPP politicians,” said Chong, who is also Kota Sentosa assemblyman.
The statement is in response to the allegation of an SUPP leader, who recently accused Chong of violating SDMC’s Covid-19 pandemic SOP by not undergoing any quarantine upon returning from Sabah.
Chong said that if his full compliance with the SOP by SDMC was a concern for SUPP leaders then there must be something wrong with the SOP.
“SUPP should tell the public what is wrong with the SOP, not just shooting and targeting at me. If SUPP can’t point out what’s wrong with the SOP, then the SUPP is merely trying to politicize and smear the DAP despite the full compliance of the SOP by DAP leaders.
“SUPP is now clearly bankrupt of all capitals there are and resorting to creating hideous lies based on the Covid 19 pandemic for its political survival,” said Chong. — DayakDaily