SEDC agrees to contribute to disaster fund

KUCHING: The Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) fully complies with the state government’s request for Sarawak government-linked companies (GLCs) to participate in contributing to the State Disaster Fund as a joint commitment by all parties to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

SEDC chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr Abdul Aziz Husain said this is the time when the corporation should pool its resources to work together and play its role to help in the fight against the pandemic.

“We will announce our plans after consultation with our management, board members and the state government,” he said when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune recently.

Dr Abdul Aziz said if required, SEDC will also assist in providing volunteers and back-up to help put an end to Covid-19.

On June 4, the Chief Minister’s Office announced that Sarawak Cabinet ministers, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) assemblymen, and political secretaries will be contributing two months’ worth of salary and allowance to the State Disaster Fund.

The GPS state government has also decided that Sarawak civil servants will contribute a certain amount of their fixed entertainment allowance for two months to the State Disaster Fund.