Council pleased with SOP adherence

Bandar Riyal market

KUCHING: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) is pleased in noting that the locals have shown full compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) guidelines in bid to fight against Covid-19.

Earlier Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas expressed his satisfaction pertaining to the high level of SOP adherence by those at the popular Bandar Riyal Market in Samarindah during his stop there recently.

MPKS chairman Datuk Peter Minos said that the people of Kota Samarahan were very civic-minded and the joint enforcement by the authorities had proven to be effective.

“I am very happy to hear that Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman applauded the traders and customers at the market who are almost 100 percent complying with the SOPs. The people here are very civic-minded and not stubborn, so we are very pleased with such attitude.

“The joint enforcement by MPKS with the Malaysian Royal Police (PDRM), Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and health officers is proven to be working and effective. They have performed and done their best,” he added.

Minos also said this was a source of pride for the government agencies working cooperatively for the common good against the deadly pandemic.

In saying so, he added it was important to share a common understanding and exercise patience on top of the compliance with the SOPs in order to beat the invisible coronavirus.

“We must comply fully with the SOPs and SDMC’s directives; it needs the effort of everyone both young and old, urban or rural. There cannot be any misunderstanding in this anti-Covid-19 war.

“Treat it as if Sarawak is being hit and attacked by a vicious foreign enemy and that we are engaging in self-defence as well as self-preservation. The government cannot do it alone,” he said adding that everyone is involved as a frontline protector.