Yap hopes federal and state governments implement people-centric policies

Yap recording down the particulars of hawkers and petty traders at Kota Sentosa market to help them to check for their application status of their financial aid.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 11: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) hopes the federal and state governments will implement policies that are people-centric.

SUPP PCB chief Wilfred Yap believed the state government led by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will provide people with greater access to jobs and employment opportunities that will enable Sarawakians to improve their livelihood.

Yap said SUPP’s PCB shall continue to serve as the eyes and ears of the community and try to resolve issues of public interest affecting them.

He said SUPP PCB was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone facing problems or those who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it.

Yap urges anyone who requires assistance to contact SUPP PCB’s contact number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999.

Alternatively, he said members of the public could visit SUPP’s head office to request for aid.

In the meantime, Yap who is SUPP Kota Sentosa branch chairman said he was approached by hawkers and petty traders at the 7th Mile area during a walkabout to the Kota Sentosa market recently.

Yap in a statement said they have requested him to inquire on the status of their application for the financial aid for hawkers and petty traders as announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg under the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance Package.

Following their request, Yap said he and a few community leaders and SUPP 7th Mile Sub-branch members had met up with the hawkers and petty traders at Kota Sentosa Market to listen to their predicament recently.

He also assisted them to check with the relevant authorities on their application status for the financial aid by recording down their particulars.

Following his meeting with the hawkers and petty traders, Yap was made to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic had affected their livelihood.

Thus, he said the hawkers and petty traders at Kota Sentosa Market had appealed to the state government for a speedy disbursement of the financial aid as the funds would greatly help to ease their financial burden.—DayakDaily