KUCHING: The government must take on the wheel to manage the nation in facing the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis.
Senior Minister (Works) Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said those who dwell on politics should stop the routine at this moment.
“This is a time for us to work and deliberate on how to handle the crises faced by the nation in terms of health, economy and livelihood.
“This is more important (than politics) and necessary for the betterment of the community,” he said when speaking at a Merdeka@Komuniti programme held at Taman Sukma here on Saturday.
The Petra Jaya MP added that the pandemic has driven the government to focus on solutions for the crises such as the implementation of recovery movement control order (RMCO).
He urged the public to continue adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government to curb the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Assistant Minister Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali reminded Sarawakians to embrace the new norm in their livelihood.
“Firstly, I believe Sarawakians must be more open-minded in adapting to the ‘new normal’.
“Secondly, as physical interaction is now limited, they must embrace digitalisation and get used to digital economy.
“Thirdly, they must continue to care for the environment as we move towards modernisation. What’s important is that we nurture the spirit of teamwork and unity in the community in order to develop Sarawak,” she said at the event.
She also advised members of the public to support anything that is equivalent to good deeds.
“What’s lacking, we must improve. This is how we work. As long as we stay united, we will be able to develop the state,” she added.