KUCHING, Aug 25: Sarawak would face major setbacks in its efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 without the involvement of the military, police and General Operations Force.
State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah noted the state would face an uphill battle if not for their commitment, sacrifices and professionalism.
“The roles of the military, police and the General Operations Force, amongst others, are very much appreciated in the state’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” Uggah highlighted when meeting the new First Infantry Division Commander Maj Gen Datuk Dzulkafli Mustaffa and Third Brigade Commander Brig Gen Datuk Azhar Ahmad who called on him at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here today.
“You all have played your respective parts excellently in safeguarding our border.
“As one of the most important strategies in our fight, we need to close our borders to illegal immigrants.
“The military, police and the General Operations Force have done very well as our border frontliners,” pointed out Uggah who is also the Deputy Chief Minister.
Uggah expressed hope that such co-operation will continue as the fight against the pandemic is far from over.
He noted that although the number of Covid-19 cases reported in the state had not been many lately, the people should not be lulled into complacency.
“The virus is still with us. We need to be on our guard all the time.”
Both Dzulkafli and Azahar pledged their full support and co-operation to SDMC.
“The state can count on us to help anytime,” Dzulkafli added. — DayakDaily