Come up with enhanced SOPs

Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah

KUCHING: The Election Commission (EC), National Security Council (MKN) and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) must work closely to come up with enhanced standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the coming state election.

Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said there was no way for Sarawak to avoid holding its state election as the current term of the state assembly would expire in a few months’ time.

Therefore, the only way forward is to hold the state polls with stricter SOPs to prevent the spread of Covid-19, she said on Sunday (Nov 1).

“Sarawak state election is inevitable but we have to do it according to the new norm.

“All of us — the EC, politicians, party workers, officers, enforcement agencies, departments and community members, must learn from the Sabah election.

“The EC, MKN and SDMC have to work closely so that the election can proceed smoothly and at the same time, be able to contain the spread of Covid-19 to ensure the people’s safety.”