Thumbs-up to tighter SOPs

File photo: The police traffic roadblock carried out at SJR Jalan Miri/Pujut on Jan 25.

MIRI: Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin’s call for tighter standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curtail the spread of Covid-19 is lauded by members of the public here.

Lee made the call to Miri City Council (MCC) after visiting several markets and eateries to check on the SOP compliance on Tuesday. Those interviewed all agreed with the tighter SOPs.

Malateh Mahmud

MALATEH MAHMUD (Miri Residents Committee chairman)

“This should have been done a long time ago during the second wave of Covid-19 to prevent the spread of the virus and restrict people’s movements. Tighter SOPs should have been imposed at all eateries and markets because some people are still ignorant about the importance of social distancing.”  

Sawing Bajing

SAWING BAJING (private worker)

“Tighter SOPs are good because they can curb the spread of Covid-19.  We need to bring down the positive cases immediately so that our economy can go back to normal. If personnel of MCC or other relevant authorities can patrol the city, it will be much better.”

Diana Lai

DIANA LAI (blind masseur)

 “It’s a good move that can help bring down the Covid-19 cases and allow us to go back to our normal life and usual activities. “

Asui Mulin

ASUI MULIN (blind masseur)

“Yes, tighten the SOPs so that we get back to our normal life. People need to follow the SOPs in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 as soon as possible.”

Ismawati Abdullah


“I support the call for tighter SOPs because they can help contain the spread of Covid-19 and make people obey the rules imposed by the government.”