Ending CMCO in people’s hands
PM says public conformity to SOPs key in fight against Covid-19, M’sia among best in managing pandemic
PUTRAJAYA: Any decision to end the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) would all depend on how far the people can conform to its standard operating procedures (SOPs) and apply them as part of daily life, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
The prime minister said adhering to the SOPs was not merely an individual effort but rather a collective one, and therefore every citizen must play a role to ensure this, including reprimanding each other’s noncompliance when the situation calls for it.
To prevent Covid-19 infection, he said everyone must individually stick to the SOPs as far as possible, and this includes having their body temperature taken, practise social distancing, wearing face masks and using hand sanitiser regularly.
Muhyiddin said besides frontliners, from now onwards, each citizen, society and community leaders in particular, must shoulder greater responsibility in the fight to contain Covid-19.
“Alhamdulillah, we are fortunate with having one of the best healthcare systems in the world. We also have doctors, nurses and frontliners who serve with the highest level of dedication and professionalism, and this is why we are among the nations that have managed to successfully contain the pandemic so far.
“However, in forging further success, what is important is our own personal responsibility. My responsibility, and yours, and if we adhere to the SOPs, then we have undertaken our responsibilities, and this would mean much more to all of us.
“No one else has the ability to carry out these duties and responsibilities other than ourselves,” he said in his Hari Raya Aidilfitri address that was broadcast over television last night.
We are fortunate with having one of the best healthcare systems in the world. We also have doctors, nurses and frontliners who serve with the highest level of dedication and professionalism. — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister
“Aside from that, Sarawak has got its development agendas to achieve that status and make Sarawak the richest and the most developed state by 2030,” he said.
Taib pointed out Abang Johari had launched various programmes, especially to transform rural development, steering Sarawak to become more developed and progressive.
He called on Sarawakians to continue to help those in the lower income group so that they can move forward in tandem with the wave of development in the nation and the state.
In this regard, he said the government must focus on introducing various aid programmes to help both Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera to grow and excel in their business undertakings.
Taib also thanked the people of Sarawak, who in togetherness had provided unwavering support to the state government towards achieving the goal of becoming a developed state by 2030.
He also reminded the public to always use face masks and gloves, practise social distancing of at least one metre, and to avoid crowded and busy places.
“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims in Sarawak and in the country, which also comprise other races, the Chinese, Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, and others, a Selamat Hari Raya,” he added.