Report or enquire on SOP compliances to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing’s WhatsApp at 016-2391111.

KUCHING: Sarawakians have been urged to be the eyes and ears of enforcements officers to ensure that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) are strictly complied with.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the public can help to report or enquire on SOP compliances by contacting the ministry’s WhatsApp number at 016-2391111.

“Please be our eyes and ears to help the enforcement officers under the National Security Council of 21 multi-agency teams headed by the police.

“Though ‘Covidiots’ (a combination of the words ‘Covid’ and ‘idiot(s)’ — a term coined for someone who ignores health advice about Covid-19) are a minority, but they can spread infections which causes deaths.

“But we want you and your family to be safe and alive as we might lose other forever unnecessarily. Be responsible.

“At individual level, Sarawak doesn’t need your RM1,000 fine, neither do we want to jail you. The last thing the authorities want is to close your business,” he said in his Facebook post last Sunday.

Dr Sim hoped that everyone will help, understand, cooperate and in solidarity to fight Covid-19.

“Everyone has a role. Please play your part seriously. Together, we can prevent the second wave in Sarawak,” he said.