KUCHING: Video conferences or virtual meetings are the way forward to continue interacting with constituents safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni.
He said the need for reducing face-to-face meetings has prompted the use of digital technology in everyday businesses.
“The new norm in some situations such as video calling is widely used at this time for mutual safety and wellbeing.
“It is very practical as a replacement where face-to-face activities are not encouraged to meet the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and avoid the spread of Covid-19.
“In fact, with this digital technology, we can still continue to interact and strengthen our relationship with each other during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period in Sarawak,” he said during a presentation of contribution ceremony to the parent and teacher associations (PTAs) in the constituency recently. During the ceremony, he interacted with recipients through a video conference.
Dr Hazland said this is not the first time he has hold video calls in his daily businesses and will continue to use this technology to serve the residents in Demak Laut.
“The best way to interact with the residents during this CMCO period is through video calls. However, I will also meet the residents face-to-face in line with the SOPs.
“This is to ensure the welfare of the Demak Laut constituents is always protected,” he said.
At the ceremony, Dr Hazland presented an annual contribution of RM10,000 to the PTA of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Beradek which was represented by its president Maria Ahmad.