Council to wait for SDMC’s decision on licensing policy change

Datuk Peter Minos

KUCHING: The Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) will wait and follow the decision of the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) on licensing policy changes, said its chairman Datuk Peter Minos.

Minos was commenting on a recent proposal made by Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng on a 14-day closure order for businesses who violated the standard operating procedures (SOPs), revoking business licenses of repeated offenders, and making it mandatory for proof of complete vaccination in order to resume business.

“Having said this, MPKS will wait and follow SDMC’s decision on the matter.

“But it is good to know that a company or business has completed vaccination, which means it will be safer for them to work and operate but nonetheless we stand by SDMC’s decision.”

He was also proud to add that currently, MPKS has the highest percentage of vaccination in any division in Sarawak.

“About 83 percent people within MPKS’ jurisdiction have been vaccinated for the first dose and after two weeks, they will get their second dose,” he said.