Mawan speaking during the Sepakat@Kommuniti programme organised by the Pakan District Information Department at Rumah Morris, Nyalak Ili Pakan on Wednesday.

PAKAN: Sarawakians, especially in the district, are urged to remain united, especially when the country and the state are facing the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pakan assemblyman Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom said the people needed to adopt the new normal in their daily life to control the spread of the virus.

“Sarawakians cannot be complacent but must continue to be disciplined, comply with all new norms and the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Ministry of Health (MOH).”

He was officiating at the Sepakat@Kommuniti programme organised by the Pakan District Information Department at Rumah Morris, Nyalak Ili Pakan on Wednesday.

In another development, Mawan reminded  Pakan folk not to be easily influenced by political parties that only fight for personal agendas.

“We will have an election soon. Certainly many parties will express different views, no less twisting the facts to cause the people to disunite.

“There is nothing wrong with protesting but it has to be done in the right way and there must be the best way or alternative that brings good to the people.”

On the programme, Mawan said it was one of the government’s efforts through the Malaysian Information Department (JaPen) to inform the people about the government’s development agenda.

He also said that it was one of the initiatives to further strengthen unity among the various races in the state.

“I am surprised and happy with the spirit of unity and cooperation shown by the residents of this longhouse in making this programme a success.

“It is hoped that the info shared by the JaPen officers to you all will be used as a guide to undergo the new norms in your daily life.”