Outsiders can stay until March 31

Ting (clad in yellow attire) speaking to the local media after inspecting the area and meeting the residents on the matter.

MIRI: Non-Sarawakians, whose social visit passes had expired during the restricted movement control order (RMCO), are allowed to stay in the state until March 31, 2021.

This matter was disclosed by Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew in a statement today.

“I am indeed very happy for them as they are now allowed to continue to stay here until March 31, 2021, by which we hope the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia and the whole world will be under better control with the availability of suitable vaccines.”

“For the past few months, I had been approached by non-Sarawakians, whose social visit passes had expired and had indeed been advised that they were to leave Sarawak by December 31, 2020, at the expiration of RMCO then.

“Understandably, they were quite worried and didn’t know how to make travel plans at all.”

These non-Sarawakians come from Malaya, Sabah, Brunei and some foreign countries. 

Many of them are married to Sarawakians and have been staying here with their families.

“On behalf of them, I would like to thank the Sarawak government for being so considerate, understanding and compassionate during this Covid-19 pandemic.”