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MELAKA, Feb 20 -- Over 10,000 pamphlets on the new norms and the Proclamation of Emergency have been distributed by the Melaka Information Department (Japen) since early January, through the 'Info on Wheels' (IOW) programme.
Its director, Mohd Rizal Hashim said the programme had visited 361 locations encompassing all 28 state assembly seats in Melaka.
He said that the main message of the programme was to deliver information related to complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional MCO (CMCO) and the Proclamation of Emergency.
“We also implemented integrated work movement to check the spread of COVID-19 together with the police, Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), Civil Defence Force (APM) and all local authorities to empower the role of the community in combating COVID-19.
“Apart from reminding and explaining to the public through loudspeakers, also implemented was the distribution of pamphlets and posters, which was also assisted by Melaka Japen’s strategic partners,” he told reporters after an IOW programme in Bukit Baru here, today.
Also present was state Health and Anti Drugs Committee chairman, Datuk Rahmad Mariman.
Mohd Rizal said that IOW was now one of the main activities for going into the field to meet the people, to continue the activity of disseminating government messages and policies to the grassroots.
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Melaka Japen has mobilised IOW to areas of public focus to give important reminders, especially related to SOP compliance and adoption of the new norms.
“We also put up banners and buntingS linked to the Proclamation of Emergency, involving over 150 strategic locations statewide,” he added.