Penang Opposition Leader calls for unity in battle against Covid-19


PENANG Opposition Leader Datuk Muhamad Yusoff Mohd Noor (BN-Sungai Dua) has praised the state leaders, National Security Council, the Federal and state departments and agencies for successfully managing the situation impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.


“I want to congratulate my fellow assemblymen who have gone to the ground to provide their services to the people in their respective constituencies.


“I would also like to give my heartfelt thanks to the frontliners for their excellent service to the rakyat.


“I am thankful for the trust given by the state in appointing me as a member of the high-level Penang Security Special Committee (JKKN). It is an honour for us as the state’s Opposition to be part of this committee,” he said in his speech while debating the motion of thanks to the Penang Governor’s opening address at the State Legislative Assembly today.


The Penang Legislative Assembly sitting in Dewan Sri Pinang.


He also thanked the state and Chow for allocating RM30,000 emergency relief fund for each state constituency in Penang.


“The Penang government has also distributed daily essentials and equipment such as face masks, gloves, hand sanitisers and thermometers to the public and the service centres,” he said.


He said that this is the time for everyone to be united and care for the welfare of the people.


“We have to set aside political differences and work together to stop the spread of Covid-19. Together, we must help the people of Penang.


Muhamad Yusoff debating the motion of thanks to the Penang Governor’s opening address at the State Legislative Assembly.


He also thanked the communities and the public for offering their help to those in need.


Muhamad Yusoff thanked the Federal Government for the economic stimulus package.


He also thanked the state for introducing the Penang People’s Aid Package to aid the needy.


He urged the Penang government to consider extending the state’s financial aid to more communities such as unlicensed small traders and hawkers, farmers, fishermen, lorry drivers, cleaners on contract and school bus operators.


He also hoped that the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) could introduce some initiatives to reduce the financial burden of its consumers during the movement control order period.


Story by Christopher Tan
Pix by Ahmad Adil Muhamad and Adleena Rahayu Ahmad Radzi
Video by Alvie Cheng