Two new committees for food supply and security in Sarawak

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg (Malay Mail Pic)

By Emma Victoria

SARAWAK has formed two new subcommittees to handle food supply and security issues to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan will head one subcommittee to monitor food supply, including those in the rural areas, while Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing will lead the security subcommittee.

The announcement was made by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg at Wisma Bapa in Kuching today, the Malay Mail reported.

“We shall enhance our border control and monitor human traffic at our borders with the neighbouring countries to prevent any “import” of the coronavirus,” he said.

The Sarawak Security Committee will monitor closely the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and the roll out of the various economic initiatives which were announced recently.

Sarawak government will also review from time to time the economic impact of the Movement Control Order and will try to find solutions to enable the people to return to normal life.

Abang Johari said since the implementation of the MCO, the transmission of Covid-19 positive cases in Sarawak has stabilised.

He urged all Sarawakians to continue abiding the MCO and stay at home as this will definitely help the state government to reduce the impact of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

“If we continue to keep ourselves indoors and abide by the MCO, then there is a possibility that the number of cases will come down further,” he said.