KUCHING, Oct 7: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen was tested Covid-19 negative by Sarawak Health Department on Oct 2, 2020 upon his return from Kuala Lumpur.
He hoped the release of the negative result will put to rest the alleged smearing and defamatory statements spread of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP).
The Kota Sentosa assemblyman also pointed out that SUPP, as part of the Sarawak government and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), should have access to his test results.
He said despite that his negative test results, SUPP continued to insinuate that he was infected and can be infectious, thereby unnecessarily creating unease and anxiety amongst the people.
“What the SUPP is doing is not constructive to the fight against Covid-19 and it is merely abusing its position as the ruling party to spread rumours and fake news, even though I have complied fully the SOP (standard operating procedure) set down by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee,” said Chong in a statement today.
He believed that SUPP’s irresponsible act will only hamper and disrupt the genuine efforts of the Ministry of Health and the front-liners to contain the spread of Covid-19.
“The fight against Covid-19 must be a non-partisan fight and it is a fight by the people as a whole regardless of race, religion, language and political affiliation.
“DAP Sarawak has been and will continue to give full co-operation to the Ministry of Health in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and comply with all directives issued,” said Chong. — DayakDaily