New Pemanca promises to get more Chinese registered for jabs

Jason Tai (left) receives his letter of appointment from Wong, witnessed by Dr Annuar (second left) and Lau.

SIBU: Newly appointed Pemanca of Sibu Division Chinese community Datuk Jason Tai has promised to   help the government register more Chinese here for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

He told reporters this after receiving his appointment letter from Sibu Resident Wong Hee Sieng yesterday at the Sibu Resident’s office. 

Dr Annuar Rapaee, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing, was present during the   presentation of the letter.

Also present was Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew.

Tai, 58, the managing director of Pansar Holdings Berhad, added he would assist the state government to combat the Covid-19 pandemic by ensuring that the people at the grassroots level follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at all times.

“I’ll also encourage them to be vaccinated,” he added.

Tai added that if the pandemic situation improved in the future, he would work on community development issues alongside Temenggong Datuk Vincent Lau Lee Ming.

“I will collaborate closely with Vincent, as well as the Kapitan and Penghulu to serve not only the Chinese   but also other races,” he continued.

Tai’s appointment runs from 2021 until 2024.

Meanwhile, Dr Annuar, in his brief statement, urged local community leaders to encourage more people to be vaccinated.

According to the Assistant Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Research and Nangka assemblyman, over 94,000 people in the district have not registered for the Covid-19 vaccination yet.