GPS Youth backs SDMC approval to increase flight frequency to Sarawak

Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman

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KUCHING, Nov 27: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Youth pledges support to the State Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) decision to increase the flight frequency to Sarawak.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy youth chief Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman said this is timely due to the overwhelming request by members of the public who wants to return to the State next month to cast their votes during the 12th Sarawak Election as well as for the holiday season.

“This is also a hallmark of a responsible government, who understands the plight of the people given the exorbitant air ticket prices of late particularly when nearing polling day,” he said in a statement today.

Fazzrudin said they also urge the airlines to also do their part in reducing the airfares to help members of the public.

He hopes that with the increased frequency of flights, it would lead to a drop in the air ticket prices, making the trip home more affordable for Sarawakians as well as encourage tourists to visit Sarawak and support the State tourism sector.

He pointed out that this would also ensure maximum voter turnout during the election while at the same time, facilitating the return of the voters to exercise their democratic rights.

“We would like to advise all Sarawakians returning home as well as tourists coming into Sarawak to continue to abide the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the authorities such as the Ministry of Health, National Security Council and SDMC.

“This is crucial as we want to ensure the safety of all during this period of high traffic in and out of Sarawak as well as limit the possibility of spreading Covid-19, particularly after news of a new Covid-19 variant emerging in South Africa.

“While the Covid-19 cases have dropped in Sarawak of late, this should not be a reason for us to be complacent as the resurgence of Covid-19 cases will impact the livelihood of the people,” he added. — DayakDaily