Have some empathy for frontliners in these trying times, says Abdullah Saidol

Abdullah Saidol

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, May 12: Frontliners are getting exhausted due to the stubbornness and disobedience of some self-centered individuals, said Corporate Affairs Assistant Minister Abdullah Saidol.

Abdullah urged Sarawakians to take the time to understand the feelings and sympathise with frontliners in Sarawak who have been working day and night since early last year without leave.

“The daily data (of Covid-19 in Sarawak) for the last 10 days shows an alarming figure of infections and fatalities. If we are not careful and still not serious in following the SOP (standard operating procedures), probably the authorities will have no choice but to proceed with an absolute lockdown.

“If it is avoidable and there is no urgency, going back to our villages can be postponed because we shouldn’t take the risk of endangering our old folks back in the villages, assuming that we are safe,” Abdullah told DayakDaily today.

He stressed that once infected and tested positive for Covid-19, it would be “too late for regrets”.

Meanwhile, on Hari Raya, Abdullah, who is also Semop assemblyman called on all Muslims in Sarawak to stay vigilant because the threat of Covid-19 was still very real.

“Register yourself for the vaccination. Stay strong, persevere and stay united in our battle to counter the pandemic.

“Selamat Hari Raya and please forgive me for anything I do or say that have caused hard feelings or upset anybody which I honestly believe was never intentionally,” he added. — DayakDaily