KUCHING: Staff members of the Local Government and Housing Ministry (MLGH) are urged to work hard and improve their service delivery.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said there should be no room for complacency.
He was officiating at the Excellence Service Award (APC) at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building today.
Dr Sim thanked the ministry’s staff for being steadfast in discharging their duties and responsibilities since the announcement of the movement control order (MCO) nine months ago.
“Our ministry was at the forefront preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enforcing them with other uniformed agencies to ensure Sarawak remained safe,” he said.
Dr Sim also urged the local councils to remain vigilant in facing the ongoing Covid-19 threats in the state.
“I read about the worsening Covid-19 situation in Canada and I think we should remind ourselves to play our role and do our part as Covid-19 is still around,” he said.
The Batu Kawa assemblyman said the nation’s Covid-19 tally had surpassed 75,000 cases and almost half of the cases were detected last month alone.
He said with the spike in the neighbouring state of Sabah, it was vital for Sarawakians not to let their guard down.
“December is critical for us because of the holidays and more travelling. So the local councils must be on high alert. Otherwise, we will end up like Canada,” he said.