Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING: Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian has again urged Sarawakians not to put those around them at risk or let Sarawak be hit by the second wave of Covid-19.

Sim said he was disappointed with those who behaved irresponsibly by breaching the home quarantine order.

“(I am) disappointed by the irresponsible behaviour of a few who put the lives of your families, friends, community at risk,” he said in his Facebook post today.

Dr Sim was commenting on a report about a 27-year-old man in Sibu who was supposed to be under home quarantine but had posted his whereabout on social media and even revealed that he had removed the QR-coded tracking wristband from his hand.

“No quarantine centre or hotel, no wristbands, no enforcement — police, health inspectors, no jail or fine can enforce the law if you individually and personally are irresponsible,” said Dr Sim.

“Take your responsibility seriously if you love your family, friends and Sarawak. Don’t put them at risk of contracting Covid-19 with risk of death,” he said.

Dr Sim thanked the public who alerted the authorities on the matter and urged them to continue to be the eyes and ears of the government.

“Please help to immediately report those who breached the quarantine order to the police and health inspectors so that immediate action can be taken,” he said.

He said everyone had an important role to play to prevent the spread of the virus and overcome the pandemic.

Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian’s posting on his Facebook page.