KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has expressed full support for the Chief Minister and the state government’s move in implementing the relaxation of standard operating procedures (SOP) in the state.
“We have to understand that now we are in the National Recovery Plan, not the Movement Control Order.
“We should focus on the recovery in Sabah by adapting the SOP according to the current situation,” he said in his latest posting on social media.
On Monday, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor was quoted as saying that social and economic activities including dine-in in restaurants, coffee shops and restaurants in hotel premises would be allowed in Sabah
Hajiji said the economic activities would also include barber shops and roadside stalls selling vegetables, fish and fruits.
In this respect, Salleh, who is also the Usukan State Assemblyman, believes that the State Government has taken into account all factors on the matter.
“I fully support the move by the Chief Minister and the State Government to implement the relaxation of the SOP for Sabah,” he said.
The former Communications and Multimedia Minister said the Federal Government should respect the decision and cooperate with the Sabah State Government.