Fadillah: Let EC handle Sarawak Election SOPs

Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof

KUCHING, Nov 21: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will not interfere with Election Commission (EC) in the setting of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for coming State Election, said GPS Parliamentary chief whip Datuk Sri Fadillah Yusof.

“The SOPs are determined by the EC and they will discuss it with the Ministry of Health (MoH). What they determine is based on a risk analysis,” he said after attending a ceremony to celebrate the first anniversary of the Matang Taiji Qigong Shibasi Club at a multipurpose hall in Sungai Tengah Matang here, today.

Fadillah told to this reporters when asked to comment on what SOPs that should be taken to ensure a high percentage of voter turnout in Sarawak in the coming State Election, after the low percentage of voter turnout in the recent Melaka election.


Fadillah noted the Sarawak government allocated more than RM5 billion in assistance to Sarawakians and business entities in the State to ease the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said after what has been implemented by the Sarawak government through various approaches and measures, the number Covid-19 cases in the State has also started to decline.

He also pointed out that Sarawak is not only the State with the greatest number of vaccinated individuals, but also the most in terms of number of booster dose recipients, and this has been facilitated by the State government through allocations to improve hospital facilities in the State.

“Although hospitals are under the federal government’s jurisdiction, the State government is helping because it is aware of the financial challenges as well as many other obstacles, and our State government has given such a huge allocation to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.

On Aug 14, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg disclosed that a total of RM5.3 billion has been spent by the Sarawak government through numerous initiatives under Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) 1.0 to 7.0, to help Sarawakians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. — DayakDaily