KOTA KINABALU: The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) has hailed the Sabah government’s decision to continue with the current standard operating procedure subject to several minor adjustments, despite a nationwide movement control order starting Wednesday (May 12).
Its president Tan Sri TC Goh said the move will keep the economic activities moving, allowing the people to stay afloat under the present harsh economic conditions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"This is crucial to ensure that Sabah could continue to operate under the present conditional MCO, which allows the people to carry on with their lives and economic activities," said Goh, who is also the president of the Federation of Sabah and Labuan Hokkien Associations and Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong).
He also commended the Federal Government for accepting Sabah government’s proposal to retain the conditional MCO in the state.
Goh, who received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday (May 11), urged those who have yet to register for vaccination to do so without further delay so that the nationwide immunisation target could be achieved ahead of schedule.
He also hoped that the government could continue to provide the struggling state tourism players with the necessary assistance.
“Fortunately, our palm oil industry is currently thriving with the international crude palm oil price now at an all-time high.
"Hopefully, this could help to sustain our economy during this challenging period, ” he said.