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SIBU, May 27: Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee has criticised those involved in forming a long queue at McDonald’s Restaurants throughout the State to buy South Korean boy band BTS-themed meals yesterday.
Photos of members of the public forming long queues could be seen all over social media yesterday, waiting in line to buy the ‘BTS Meal’ — a collaboration meal between BTS and the fast food giant consisting of chicken nuggets, special sauces and a drink in a special package.
Voicing his disappointment over the incident, Dr Annuar said it had riled up the feeling of frontliners, many of whom had been working tirelessly since the outbreak of the pandemic.
“I received hundreds of messages from frontliners who were enraged and disgusted with the incident. They told me that they do not even have time to eat while these people can have the time to queue up for long hours to buy the meals,” he said during his Facebook live session yesterday.
In recalling his first hand experience when he volunteered at a vaccination centre recently, he said two doctors who were doing screening of vaccine recipients told him that they did not even had time to eat.
“Some of the frontliners cried after seeing photos of the long queues as they have been working long hours and don’t have time for food,” he said.
He warned that the action of those queuing up for the meals was not only putting their health at risk but also that of the others.
Visually upset with the incident, he said he wanted the people to be more considerate of frontliners and warned that if the people don’t change their attitude by taking things easy, the Covid-19 situation will worsen.
“We might have enough beds at Sibu Hospital but the number of beds are growing less and less. Many people have been asking when a Movement Control Order (MCO) will be enforced. While waiting for the announcement on it, we need to avoid crowing and long queues.” — DayakDaily