Locals welcome early end to EMCO

Rubiah (second left) and Abdul Karim (second right) hand over food aid to the folk of Kampung Serpan Laut.

KUCHING: The decision to end the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at Kampung Serpan Laut in Asajaya earlier than scheduled should bring early benefits to the local people, said Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang.

She said the move was well-received considering that it happened at the onset of the fasting month on Tuesday.

“We have been actively monitoring the EMCO to ensure that it was enforced and complied with smoothly since the first day,” she said in a Facebook post today (April 14).

Recently, she and Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who is Asajaya assemblyman, handed over food items to 308 families in the village.

The food supply is follow-up assistance and benefits about 1,700 residents in Kampung Serpan Laut some of whom are being quarantined until further notice.

Also present during the visit were Asajaya District Officer Rais Ahmat, Kampung Serpan village head Jet Ain and Kampung Serpan Laut community leader Mustapha Eyong.

On Monday, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the decision to end the EMCO earlier was because there were no more Covid-19 positive cases in the area which was supposed to be placed under EMCO from April 8 until April 21.