CM: Stay safe, embrace new norm

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - Front Page - By Shalina R.

KOTA KINABALU: Embrace the new norm to en­sure lives are safe from the Covid-2019 pan­demic dur­ing this Hari Raya Aidil­fitri, said Sabah Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Ap­dal.

Shafie said this Hari Raya is cel­e­brated amidst the global war against the eco­nom­i­cally crip­pling and life dis­rupt­ing pan­demic.

“My wife and I, as well as the fam­ily would like to take this op­por­tu­nity dur­ing this holy month to wish Hari Raya Aidil­fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin to all the peo­ple of Sabah,” he said in his of­fi­cial Hari Raya Aidil­fitri mes­sage here yes­ter­day.

“In re­al­iza­tion of the Covid19 threat, some of the mea­sures we take dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son in­clude lim­it­ing the num­ber of fam­ily mem­bers in a house, the pro­hi­bi­tion of vis­it­ing, re­turn­ing to the vil­lage and so on.

“The fact is ev­ery­thing we have im­ple­mented is not in­tended to re­strict, or not to give free­dom to all the peo­ple in our coun­try, specif­i­cally Sabah. What we are do­ing is a pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sure to pre­vent the out­break from spread­ing,” he said.

The Chief Min­is­ter called upon ev­ery­one, whether the gov­ern­ment or the pub­lic, to play a role in con­trol­ling the Covid-19 spread.

“I would like to in­vite all the peo­ple in the state to abide by all the Fes­tive Cel­e­bra­tion Stan­dard Op­er­at­ing Pro­ce­dures (SOP) is­sued by the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (MKN) dur­ing this Hari Raya Aidil­fitri,” said Shafie.

“The Sabah Gov­ern­ment also thanks all the peo­ple who sup­ported the gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts to curb the out­break from spread­ing.

“On this oc­ca­sion, I would also ask for for­give­ness if the steps we have taken have sig­nif­i­cantly af­fected the lives of the peo­ple in Sabah.

“We have done all this with good in­ten­tions and pur­pose - to pre­vent Covid-19 and si­mul­ta­ne­ously save the hu­man lives in this state.

“Fi­nally, once again, my wife and fam­ily would like to wish Hari Raya Aidil­fitri and maaf zahir and batin.”

datuk seri Mohd shafie Ap­dal (left) and his wife datin seri shuryani shuaib wish Hari raya Aidil­fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin to all the peo­ple of sabah.

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