Sarawak will follow federal gov’t lead in terms of MCO

Uggah is flanked by Karim (right) and Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian speaking at SDMC press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Apr 22: The Sarawak government will follow the decision of the federal government in matters regarding the Movement Control Order (MCO), said chairman of the State Disaster Management Committee Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

“We will leave it to the central government to decide. We do our part by trying to cut the chain (of infection) and reducing the number (of Covid-19 patients) but what is important is the cooperation of the members of public,” Uggah told a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.

At the same time, he also hoped that members of the media will play their part in disseminating crucial information on the danger of Covid-19 pandemic.

“Reporters please play your role. Remind the people of the danger of Covid-19 because some of them do not want to cooperate and do not want to be tested.

“Reporters play a very important role to convince the public that whatever sacrifice they make at the moment is worth the sacrifice, in saving lives and winning the war. So, we must tell them the danger of Covid-19, how it can easily spread from one person to another,” said Uggah.

The MCO was enforced on March 18 and supposedly ends on March 31. But due to the increasing number of Covid-10 positive cases in the country, MCO was further extended to April 14 and for now until April 28.

When asked about his experience in fighting against rabies and Covid-19, Uggah said: “It’s not the same. In fighting rabies, you can see the dogs and we can catch them but for Covid-19 we can’t see it.”—DayakDaily