KUCHING: Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman has commended the state government’s move to provide special flights for its students studying in Sabah.
“The state government is very concerned on the needs of its students to return to their respective campuses and resume their new semester in time, which will commence in April.
“Due to that, efforts have been made to liaise with airline operators to provide special flights to meet the demands of the students,” he said in a statement today (Mar 24).
He said this in response to an announcement by the State Transport Ministry attending to requests by Sarawak students studying in Sabah to have flights from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu and Miri to Kota Kinabalu.
Fazzrudin, who is also Sarawak Volunteers (SV) advisor, said the state government was also concerned on the welfare of students returning to their campuses in Sarawak.
“This is reflected by removing the need for travellers to undergo the Covid-19 screening test three days before travelling to the state while retaining the mandatory 14-day quarantine in Sarawak.
“This alleviates the burden of the financially strapped students from Malaya, Sabah, and Labuan to pay for their Covid-19 swab test which could be costly,” he said.
He said, however, the students still needed to fill in their information via EnterSarawak by uploading the required supporting documents.
“This is what the state government is doing for Sarawakian students as well as other students studying in the state,” he said.