Sarawak activist tests negative for Covid-19

Peter John Jaban (file photo)

KUCHING, April 13: Sarawak human rights activist, Peter John Jaban has tested negative for Covid-19 after suspecting he had been exposed to the virus during a Bersih meeting in Kuala Lumpur on March 23.

Peter in a statement revealed he decided to get screened after finding out through social media that Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Commissioner Jerald Joseph was suspected to be Covid-19 positive, together with his wife, Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) executive director Cynthia Gabriel, who also attended that meeting with East Malaysian representatives.

According to Peter, he underwent a check on March 28 at the Covid-19 screening centre at the Youth and Sports Complex here, a week after returning from a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission programme at its Putrajaya headquarters.

“I’ve been under quarantine in compliance with the standard operating procedure in the management of Covid-19 by the Health Ministry, serving an order issued on March 28 until April 10 2020, and my health result came out (on March 12, 2020), as negative.” he disclosed.

He also advised those who were involved in the Bersih meeting to self-monitor and self-isolate, and go for a sampling test at the nearest quarantine centre.

Meanwhile, Peter also noted that both Jerald and Cynthia had also tested negative for Covid-19. — DayakDaily