Datuk Richard Wee

KUCHING: The government and Ministry of Health (MOH) have been urged to provide comprehensive guidelines for the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

Sarawak Federation of Chinese Association president Datuk Richard Wee said there must be a clear guideline so that the public would not be confused with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period.

“The RMCO duration is longer than the CMCO period. It is hoped that all implementing and executing agencies such as the police, immigration, customs, etc will be briefed thoroughly to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding and miscommunication with the public,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Wee was commenting on the federal government’s decision to replace the CMCO with RMCO effective June 10 till Aug 31.

He said the announcement by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was generally expected, as the Covid-19 pandemic had somewhat moderated.
“We hope that both the economic and social activities can gradually be resumed in a staggered manner with adherence to the SOPs provided by the MOH.

“We also hope with certain activities allowed, it will kick-start the economy of our country together with the stimulus packages announced recently by the government,” he said.

He also reminded the public and business community to continue to be vigilant, practise extra care and awareness on personal hygiene, cleanliness and protection for the health and safety of everyone.

“Let’s continue to make such practices become our habit for the new normal,” he said.