Extension of CMCO SOPs will depend on situation

Jack (second right) presents a Raya gift to a policeman manning a roadblock in Bintulu.

KUCHING: The local authorities will be monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Bintulu before deciding whether the conditional movement control order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the district will be continued.

Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) chairman and Resident Jack Aman Luat said the committee would meet first before making any decisions.

“We will let the public know later whether it will be continued or if there are amendments to the SOPs,” he said.

Jack said this when met after presenting a contribution in the Sanjungan Budi Semarak Kasih Syawal programme in Bintulu on Friday.

Commenting on the programme, he said the it was jointly organised by the Sarawak Government Welfare and Sports Council (Maksak) Bintulu Division and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Foundation (YARM).

“It is to recognise and also thank our frontline personnel such as the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), People’s Volunteers Corps (Rela) and Malaysian Civil Defense Force (APM).

“This is as well as others who could not return home for Hari Raya because they are manning the roadblocks (SJRs),” he said.

In Bintulu division, there are 11 SJRs; nine are located in Bintulu district and two in Tatau district. 

“Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all Muslims. I also thank all the frontline staff. Hopefully, they will continue to persevere in carrying out their duties,” said Jack.