KUCHING, March 23: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) has suggested a daily special 10-hour live television and radio programmes to disseminate government information and updates, as well as educational materials on Covid-19.
The broadcast should also include information on the coronavirus outbreak and treatment, as well as the global situation, said party president Voon Lee Shan.
Such measure was needed because despite the restricted movement order, many are not aware of the danger of Covid-19, he added.
“Perhaps, there is a need to constantly disseminate information of what happened in the world, especially in Wuhan, the United States, Iran, Italy and other parts of Europe on the attack of Covid-19.
“By showing the stress faced by doctors and nurses in treating patients and showing the agony and pain of those who suffered from this virus through the television, the public could be better informed and updated of this dreaded virus.
“This will help them to toe the line of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to stay indoors,” he suggested in a statement.
Voon described it as a “disgusting” sight, to see members of the public challenging law enforcement officers in their duty when enforcing the MCO.
He added that television and radio programmes can help educate the public on the commitment of the law enforcement officers and medical corps in fighting the virus outbreak.
“Through this, it is hope that members of the public could understand their work, show compassion and give encouragement to them in these difficult times.
“Members of the public could also be better informed of the designated Covid-19 treatment and detection centres, besides being informed where to get help and daily supplies.”
Voon claimed many were also still confused by the role played by the police and the army during the MCO and the people need to know that the army were assisting the police as extra manpower.
He added that the television and radio programmes can also be used to provide awareness aimed at the older generations to keep them occupied at home. — DayakDaily