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

The Borneo Post - - Front Page -

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.

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