Farmers, breeders and fishermen allowed to continue activities, sell products

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

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KUCHING, March 26: Farmers, breeders and fishermen will be allowed to continue with their daily activities amidst the Movement Control Order (MCO) to ensure continuous supply of food in the state.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg disclosed the Sarawak government has issued this directive as part of the effort to ensure food security and avoid disruption in the food supply chain.

“Farmers, breeders and fisherman are allowed to continue their daily routine and sell their products at places agreed by the local council from 7am to 7pm,” he revealed in a statement issued by the State Disaster Management Committee.

Abang Johari issued the new directive after chairing the State Special Committee on Security at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.

Earlier today, the chief minister told a press conference that the Sarawak government has set up a Food Supply Chain sub-committee to ensure sufficient food supply across the state during the MCO period.

Abang Johari said the committee, led by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, will monitor the supply of strategic edible commodities such as rice, sugar and other essential items.

Malaysia has entered the ninth day of the original two-week long MCO to contain and break the chain of Covid-19 infections. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin announced yesterday that the MCO has been extended to April 14. — DayakDaily