Posters on adopting new norm for traders

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KUCHING: A total of 400 posters on adopting the new norm had been given out to the merchants at Medan Niaga Satok here by the State Information Department today (March 13).

State Information director Swady Guliling stated that this Info On Wheels (IOW) programme is an effort to channel information to the public on the current issues.

“Aside from posters, we had also given out goodie bags with brochures and books containing information on the Cultivation of New Norms, standard operating procedures (SOPs) Compliance, Proclamation of Emergency, Covid-19 Vaccination Programme and Budget 2021.

“The information on the brochures and posters were put in layman’s term. I hope the local communities are able to understand the government’s policy better and comply with the directions given,” he added.

He also mentioned that the State Information Department are active in social media in channelling information and are also up to date with the current issues.

“Aside from today, we believe that by using the social media platform, we are able to reach more audiences and stop any fake news from spreading. In a way, this programme is a free educational programme for the local communities,” he added.

According to him, this is a continuous programme since January last year and IOW was done throughout Malaysia.

“In the state alone, we have covered all 33 districts which involved 4,000 locations. The locations are not strictly done at the market place, we also did it at kampung, parks, and many more, especially those places or districts where the Covid-19 positive cases detected.

“In places where the cases increase rapidly, we send out our information on wheels where we drive around and make announcements as well as reminders to the local communities on complying the SOPs,” he explained.

Meanwhile, he also mentioned that they brought along Pentarama Sarawak on the today’s programme,

“The Pentarama plays a significant role in this programme. Aside from busking live show, they would also share information in between their songs to the public as a way of a reminder.

“The Pentarama consists of the civil officers who are able to sing and play musical instruments in the means of entertaining the public and to give out information,” he added.

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