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Enforce  bylaws on spitting, littering: S’kan MP 
Published on: Monday, March 16, 2020
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Enforce  bylaws on spitting, littering: S’kan MP 
File photo from Bernama.
SANDAKAN: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Member of Parliament for Sandakan, Vivian Wong (pic), said it may only be a matter of time before coronavirus cases surface in Sandakan.

“In a crisis like this, each and everyone of us has a part to play so that we do not contribute to massive virus-spreading. “On a personal level, I urge all to heed the advice of the Ministry of Health by practising good personal hygiene like washing hands regularly, keeping homes and neighbourhoods clean, avoiding big social gatherings and practising appropriate social distancing,” she said. Vivian said even though there will be inconveniences as we need to adjust to new daily routine and lifestyle as the cost of inaction and indifference will be even more painful.

“At the same time, I urge the local authorities in the State to enforce the Local Government Ordinance 61 Uniform (Anti-Litter) Bylaws 2010 immediately to rid our old habit of littering and spitting indiscriminately in public places. “Such behaviour has been around for a long time. In a crisis like this, it is not only irresponsible but it could potentially be disastrous for our community,” she said, Sunday.

The Covid-19 has severely affected the economy as disclosed by our new Prime Minister recently in his nation-wide address. “Hence, it is imperative that the Government needs to implement the previously announced stimulus package as soon as possible without further delay. “On top of that, the Government must act now to overcome the acute shortage of face masks in the local market to ensure the local community is protected when necessary,” she added.

Vivian also expressed her gratitude to all medical staff who worked round-the-clock to combat the outbreak. “No one is sure how long this will take. It could be with us for a long time. Hence, we must be prepared to adjust to more stringent measures in the near future. “We must keep calm and take all practical precautions as advised by the relevant agencies and department to protect ourselves and our families. Together, we will keep our families safe and our city secure,” she said.





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