Wee (centre front row) with council staff during the assembly.

KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) has distributed more than a thousand face masks to its staffs especially those working outdoor, said mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng.

“For the time being we are focusing on the council staff who are working outdoor and require the masks.

“We have also appealed to employers to provide their staffs with the face masks whenever they conduct outdoor activities as the current haze might affect their health,” he told reporters after attending its staff assembly at Auditorium MBKS here yesterday.

Wee said the city council would reduce its outdoor activities until the haze situation improves.

Addressing the assembly earlier, the mayor urged MBKS staff to relook at the vision and mission of the city council.

Wee (centre front row) with council staff during the assembly.

“We must continuously improve and enhance our services to make Kuching a liveable city — a city with a soul.

“It is our duty to ensure that the people in Kuching city get the best, efficient and effective
services,” he said.

He also urged council staff to upgrade their knowledge and skills in line with the advancement of IT and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).

The assembly was attended by staffs from all departments of the council.