Masing tells needy people to contact him

Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said those in need of help could always reach out to him or contact his service centre in Kapit.

Masing, who is also Baleh assemblyman, said that since the onset of the pandemic in March last year, he had given financial assistance worth more than RM50,000 to many daily paid workers.

He applauded the Sarawak government for going all out to get the people vaccinated.

“That is why since the Covid-19 vaccine was discovered early last year, I was pushing for acquisition of the vaccines and calling for us to be aggressive with our inoculation programme,” he said today.

He said implementing the movement control order (MCO) was an appropriate strategy before vaccines were discovered to stop the spread of the virus but the MCO was now outdated.

“We have the tools — the vaccines. Push for the vaccines and create a big enough herd immunity for our economy to function to normalcy.”

The Infrastructure and Port Development Minister was also glad that many of his colleagues had come forward to offer assistance to those severely impacted by the MCO and called on more individuals and corporations to do the same.