Malaysians entering Sarawak do not need to apply for permission from SDMC

Ismail Sabri during a media conference at Putrajaya today. Photo Credit: Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).

KUCHING, June 13: Malaysians from Sabah, the Peninsula and Labuan who wish to enter Sarawak do not need to apply for permission from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

According to Ismail Sabri, they are also not required to take the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test before their entering Sarawak.

“However, they must adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set, including downloading the MySejahtera app, and filling a health declaration form.

“PCR samples will be taken randomly on those entering Sarawak, be it through the air, sea and land entry,” he said in a press conference on Covid-19 (non-health) development held in Putrajaya, today.

He added that it is also advisable for those going to Sarawak to download the CovidTrace and Qmunity apps which is introduced by the Sarawak government.


On another note, Ismail Sabri also said Malaysian has shown a positive sign on the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) implementation awareness.

He said that a total of 11 individuals had been arrested and remanded by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) for not complying with RMCO, and four other individuals were also issued compounds for various offenses violating RMCO.

“From the figures recorded, it show that the public awareness on the RMCO has increase tremendously, and I believe that it is important for the public to be aware of the need to adhere with the RMCO SOP, for the safety of everyone,” he added.—DayakDaily.