No business, no money

The closed stalls at the lobby of a shopping centre.

MUKAH: An iced drink seller here hopes that the Covid-19 pandemic will end soon so that he and other stall holders can resume their businesses.  


Fabian Laberi, in his forties, was among the many small-scale entrepreneurs who used to trade at the lobby of a popular shopping centre here.

His iced- drink stall and other stalls here were ordered close by the authorities in compliance with the statewide movement control order (MCO) from May 29 to June 11. The MCO was later extended to June 14 in line with the national MCO.

He admitted that ever since his business closed on May 29, his income had been zero.  

“I have come to terms with the situation resulting from Covid-19 pandemic,” he told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday (June 5).

Fabian revealed that with the help of a friend, he used his free time to   repair the furniture at his stall besides attending to other commitments.

He hoped that the public would continue to adhere to the MCO standard operating procedures (SOP) to help halt the spread of Covid-19.