Military deployment to enforce MCO may depend on feedback from states, says Uggah

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KUCHING, Mar 20: Let the federal government decide on army deployment to assist the police in enforcing Movement Control Order (MCO), said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

According to Uggah, the number of citizens in Sarawak abiding by the regulation today had increased, compared to March 18, 2020.

“I believe KL (federal government) will be deciding based on the feedback from all over the country on that matter,” he said during a press conference today.



Uggah was commenting on the announcement made by the Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri that the army would be deployed this Sunday (March 22), to help enforce the MCO.

Uggah who is also the chairman for State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) also called for cooperation from all parties to stay at home during the MCO.

He said the public should also refrain from wanting to go back to their villages because there was a possibility that some of them of might unknowingly be infected with the disease.

“Although this is a bit of an uncomfortable situation for everyone, but it would help to cut out the link to for the virus strain to spread, and this is for the common good.

“Although some of the cities in other countries have been in a lockdown due to this outbreak, we are not there yet, and we hope that we would not reach that situation, with the cooperation from everyone,” he added. —DayakDaily.