Frontliner b’day boy of Song elated on receiving ‘greetings’ from Dr Sim

Alex (left) and his colleague wearing PPE ready to conduct swab test and sanitizing works at Rumah Gari, Banjor, Katibas, Song recently

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Feb 17: A medical assistant, Alex Nasu Billy, of Song today received a surprise personal heart-warming birthday message from none other than Minister of Housing and Local Government Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He said he was surprised to have received such a birthday message from Dr Sim, who is also an advisor of the State Disaster Management Committee.

“I’m so touched by his message. As one of the fronliners serving in a red zone area, it can be very exhausting because we have to be on our toes during our shift.

“But the message from one of our leaders today makes the effort that we put in daily being appreciated,” Alex told DayakDaily today.

Alex and his colleagues wearing PPE ready to conduct swab test and sanitizing works at Rumah Gari, Banjor, Katibas, Song recently.

Alex, who is celebrating his 29th birthday today has been posted to Song for the last three years after his stint in Long Semadoh for three years after his graduation.

As a frontliner, Alex said he has to live with his fear of infection from the dreaded coronavirus.

“And wearing the PPE (personal protective equipment) can be very unbearable especially during hot weather. Just yesterday I almost passed out after wearing the PPE for more than seven hours,” he shared.

Dr Sim’s message written in Bahasa Malaysia was:

“Hari ini adalah hari istimewa anda, Selamat Harijadi, ALEX!. Semoga diberikan kesihatan yang baik dan kebahagian, serta mempunyai sambutan dengan penuh gembira bersama orang yang tersayang dalam keadaan ‘normal baharu’.

“Saya ingin menghantar ucapan yang ikhlas melalui mesej teks ini – semoga setiap hari membawa anda kegembiraan, kebahagiaan.

“Mari kita saling menjaga, bekerja sama dan saling melindungi dalam perang Covid-19.

“Salam Sejahtera, Dr Sim N14 Batu Kawah.”

In return, Alex thanked Dr Sim and hoped that Sarawak will be free from Covid-19 soon.

He also hoped that Dr Sim, who is also Batu Kawah assemblyman will win in the coming State election. — DayakDaily