Do better than lip service, volunteer as frontliner, Foo tells Chong

Milton Foo

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KUCHING, June 10:  DAP Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen should volunteer himself as a frontliner to better understand how things work at Covid-19 mass vaccination centres.

This is a suggestion put forth to Chong by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth Central secretary-general Milton Foo who believed that while Chong was trying to hit at the Sarawak government for the delay in administering Covid-19 vaccines to the general public, Chong had indirectly heaping blames on medical frontliners who have been working day and night since February, 2021.

“While some are working very hard to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations for the people, some just employ their usual tactics of lip services to humiliate or mock those who have worked hard and serve relentlessly,” said Foo in a press statement.

Lamenting that one who works will always get criticised if not mocked by the ones who never work, Foo hoped Chong can be a frontliner to fully understand “how things are being worked out at mass vaccination centres”.

Foo was responding to Chong’s statement yesterday (June 9) stating that there has been no marked increase in the rate of vaccinations in Sarawak with the first week of June was already over in spite of promises made by both federal and Sarawak’s ministers.

“It was only yesterday that Sarawak received the largest single-day delivery of 445,920 doses of Covid-19 vaccines consisting of 380,400 doses of Sinovac and 65,520 doses of Pfizer BioNTech vaccines, excluding the 77,000 doses of AZ vaccines that arrived at the end of last week in time for the opt-in vaccination programme starting June 7, 2021.

“With the substantial amount of vaccines available every week from June until August as promised by the federal government, only now State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) can scale up the immunisation process across Sarawak,” said Foo.

Pointing out that the Sarawak government is in the process of rolling out Sarawak’s vaccination plan as fast as possible, Foo urged Chong not to mount criticisms on SDMC as they served no purpose in improving the Covid-19 situation. — DayakDaily