Covid-19 vaccination not the cause of former MBKS mayor Song’s swollen right hand, jab was on left arm

Wee (seated left) and Song (seated right) and others comparing the size of their hands after a visit to the Stutong Community Market yesterday (May 9, 2021).

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KUCHING, May 10: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) first mayor Datuk Song Swee Guan’s swollen right hand was not caused by the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination as he had received it on his left arm.

MBKS current mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said that the swelling was due to an infection and it has healed following Song’s visit to a doctor.

He emphasised that during a meet-up with Song yesterday (May 9) after his visit to the Stutong Community Market, the latter was seen well and energetic.


“His jab was on the left arm and the swollen part was on the right hand. As informed by Datuk Song, the swollen right hand was actually caused by an infection and he had seen a doctor on the matter.

“It has nothing to do with the vaccination jab and it has healed,” he said in a statement today.

Wee was responding to a recent rumours alleging that Song’s right hand was swollen after his first shot of Covid-19 vaccine.

In clarifying this issue, he urged the general public not to spread unverified or fake news as it may trigger fear among the people.

He also advised members of the public to register for vaccination as soon as possible while continuing to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPS). — DayakDaily