Comply with movement restrictions, dwellers told

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing

KUCHING: The residents in Bintulu are urged to restrict their movements in line with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced in the district.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing in stressing this expressed disappointment that there are still errant residents refusing to stay home and flouting the SOPs.

“It is impossible for the Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Bintulu if the community still refuses and does not want to cooperate with the relevant parties.

“The government cannot control the increase in Covid-19 cases if the traffic flow is still congested with so many vehicles on the road,” he said in a Facebook post last Thursday (April 29).

Tiong said the people from Bintulu as well as from other parts of the state must cooperate with the authorities and observe the SOPs outlined.

“Do not enter Bintulu if there is no need, it is better for you to sit at home even if you have a residence here (Bintulu).

“At this time, we need to be more vigilant in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 and avoid going out if there is no important business,” he said.

The MP said there is a pressing need to arrest the surge in Covid-19 cases in Bintulu with the police at roadblock locations urged to conduct strict inspections on road users.

“This includes instructing vehicle owners to turn back to their place of origin if there is no urgent business.

“I do not deny there are many grievances expressed by the community against the implementation of the tightened SOPs.

“However, I ask them to understand the action which aims to curb and combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Bintulu,” he said.