SDMC approves SOP for non-Muslim houses of worship to reopen

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING, June 15: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has approved the standard operating procedure (SOP) for non-Muslim houses of worship in the state to reopen.

According to Uggah, other decisions have also been made with regards to business premises operating for 24 hours in the state.

“We have approved the SOP for houses of worship for the non-Muslims, and the details will be announce by the Unit of Other Religions (Unifor), probably by tomorrow,” he said during the daily Covid-19 press conference at the former State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building in Petra Jaya, today.

He also noted that 24-hour business premises in the state allowed to operate are namely 7-11 convenience stores, Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald food chain outlets, and 24-hour eateries.

However, he added, the management of these premises must adhere to the SOP and guidelines set.

Meanwhile, Uggah also disclosed kindergarten (tadika) centres in Sarawak will commence operation beginning of July.

Uggah said the SOP for the re-opening of tadika in the state has also been forwarded to relevant parties by the state’s Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development.

“We have decided that the tadika operation will start on July 1, 2020 and the details will be announced by the minister involved,” he revealed. — DayakDaily