KUCHING: It is heartening to note that the government is monitoring the situation on the ground and in the market to determine the assistance and subsidies which are still required by sectors in need, says Datuk Richard Wee.
The Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations president said this on Friday (Jan 28) when commenting on the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) 8.0 package announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg earlier in the day.
“We welcome the government’s continuing initiatives to provide such assistance and subsidies to the rakyat and the sectors that have been impacted by the pandemic.
“I hope our government will continue to monitor the need and feel the pulse of the rakyat and the business community as a whole to ensure the intended assistance is received by the right groups and sectors,” he said.
He emphasised that the government also needed to have close and constant monitoring on the implementation and delivery of the BKSS schemes to ensure efficient implementation and successful rollout to the people.
“All these well-intended BKSS schemes are only as good as their implementation and delivery,” said Wee.
The BKSS 8.0 package worth RM285.47 million comprises seven measures aimed at reducing the burden of the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.