Consider Sarawak’s unique circumstances when deciding NRP

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KUCHING: The enforcement of movement control order in Sarawak needs to take into account geographical conditions.

Touching on the National Recovery Plan (NRP), Pantai Damai assemblyman Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said decision makers must consider Sarawak’s unique circumstances and situations as they are different from Malaya’s.

He pointed out that it would be best that the NRP in Sarawak be done based on districts instead of looking at the state as a whole.

He noted that districts like Daro and Lawas have recorded low number of Covid-19 cases, which fulfils one of the NRP threshold indicators. 

“There are already a number of districts in the state that have maintained a low number of Covid-19 cases, thus these districts can move forward into Phase Two of the NRP.

“Moreover, the state is progressing well in its vaccination programme. I believe that Sarawak will be able to move into Phase Two sooner than others.”

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also the Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs & DBKU), also urged the public to continue complying with standard operating procedure guidelines and follow government directives.

Federal Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz recently announced that five states, namely Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Terengganu and Perlis, had fulfilled three indicators of the NRP thus would move into Phase Two on July 5.

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