KOTA KINABALU (October 2): Sabah (TYT) Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin urged people to adhere to government-defined standard operating procedures (SOPs), although more economic and social activities are allowed to open in stages.
He said so on Saturday when delivering a special message on his official 68th birthday.
âIn an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, the government has put in place various measures over the past year, including the SOP of the National Recovery Plan and the intensification of vaccination programs for adults and teenagers.
âThis pandemic has yet to show signs of an end, let alone is already in the community. Therefore, we are responsible for taking care and ensuring our own safety, the safety of our families and others by preventing this pandemic from spreading.
“For those who have not received the vaccine, do so immediately through awareness programs or at vaccination centers,” he said.
According to Tun Juhar, the economic and social stimulus measures implemented by the state government through the state development plan are now having a positive impact on the state.
Therefore, he urged all citizens to always support and work with the government for the success of the development programs that are and will be implemented.
âWe must unite and continue to work to restore the state’s economy and the lives affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
âUnity is the foundation of stability, harmony and the cornerstone of the success of our efforts.
âTherefore, I call on all the people to continue to strengthen and maintain the unity that has become the identity and pride of the state,â he said.
Faced with the pandemic, Juhar stressed that innovations brought by digital technology are increasing every day.
âThis technology really simplifies a lot of businesses, enabling secure and efficient service delivery and rapid information sharing.
âThe implementation of the concept of working from home as a new normal due to the pandemic is an example of how digital technology can work for us, no matter when and where we are.
âIn fact, online interactions and transactions continue to be an option to replace face-to-face meetings, whether in educational institutions, the public service, private sector, industry sectors. and business, for people of all walks of life.
âThere is also the emergence of various videoconferencing applications and online transaction platforms.
âIn this regard, the cultivation of technology and new cultural practices should continue to be encouraged among the people,â he said.
At the same time, he also stressed that uncertainties and economic challenges at global and national levels require the mastery of new skills in order to be efficient and wise in managing the challenges faced.
Therefore, he said that all the plans and initiatives implemented by the state government to develop quality, competent, competent, creative and innovative human capital are very appropriate for the state of Sabah to continue to thrive.
Juhar also expressed gratitude and thanks to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor and all members of the state cabinet for the implementation of a comprehensive development plan aimed at bringing prosperity and well-being. to the State through the Sabah Maju Jaya roadmap (SMJ Development Plan 1.0: 2021-2025).
âThe close relationship with the federal government will also facilitate the implementation of planned development programs for the benefit of the population.
âI also appreciate the government’s concern to provide various packages and to channel aid to all walks of life affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
âAs a fortunate state endowed with a wealth of natural resources and nature, along with the strength of unity and harmony, the state is on track to progress even faster through effective leadership of the state government, mindful of the needs of the people, âhe said.
During the ceremony, 23 people were awarded on the occasion of the official 68th birthday of the Head of State.
Among them were the wife of the former Prime Minister, Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman and the chief secretary of the government, Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali, who received the Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu (SPDK) who bears the title of Datuk Seri Panglima.
Former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Sabah State Assembly Speaker Datuk Kadzim M Yahya were also present at the ceremony.