Professional services should be given priority when MCO lifted, says SFCA president

Datuk Richard Wee

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Apr 25: President of the Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations Datuk Richard Wee today suggested that priority must be given to firms which offer professional services when Movement Control Order (MCO) is slowly lifted.

He said firms which offer professional services such as legal, accounting and engineering should be allowed to operate first when MCO is lifted as their firms are normally operated by a small group of workers.

“When the government slowly lifts up the MCO, professional services providers such as legal, accounting and engineering should be allowed to operate first. Then other service providers and other businesses can follow suit.

“Kopitiam and pubs on the other hand can be the last service providers to be lifted,” Wee told DayakDaily today.


As for schools, only students who are facing public examinations should be allowed to start.

“Then, if the Covid-19 pandemic is slowly flattened, then the rest of the classes can follow suit,” said Wee, who is also the chairman of the Kuching Chung Hua Middle School No. 1, 3 and 4 board of management.

Then business can be back as usual when the virus has been contained or when the vaccine has been discovered.

The Covid-19 pandemic has crippled trade and economy globally and caused havoc to the international health system.

Currently, almost 3 million people in 210 countries and territories have been reported to have contracted the deadly virus with some 200,000 deaths recorded.

MCO, which was first enforced in Malaysia on Mar 18 to curb the spread of the pandemic, has been extended three times and the third phase will last until May 12. —DayakDaily