SDMC urged to be better coordinated with Covid-19 related matters

Julian Tan

By John Isaac

THE Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has been urged to have a well-coordinated plan before rolling out any Covid-19 related measures.

On March 27, SDMC announced that all employers from the services, hotel, construction, manufacturing, and plantation sectors have to submit a list of workers to the nearest divisional Resident Office before April 12.

However, according to Julian Tan, it did not elaborate how to go about it or other alternatives, which can ease the registration of workers by employers.

“Given the short time frame from the day of the announcement, many affected business owners did not know how to go about it. Some tried to reach both SDMC and the Resident’s office via the hotline but to no avail,” said the special assistant to Sarawak DAP chief, Chong Chieng Jen.

It was only on Wednesday that the Resident office announced through their website that affected business sectors can register their workers via MySejahtera apps, through, or manually at government clinics.

Employers can also download the available Excel sheet via their website and send it via email.

Detailed information can be obtained at by clicking on the announcement section.

“Comprehensive information for time-sensitive registration such as the abovementioned should be readily available even on the first day of making the announcement.

“Key official websites should also highlight such time-sensitive events so they are not missed,” stressed Julian, adding that with many still subject to Covid-19 related challenges, the government should strive to provide fast and seamless services.