The Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad reiterated that there is no queue-cutting involved for the state-level COVID-19 vaccination.
He said that the vaccination for frontliners in the government displays leaders’ readiness and a good example to the public.
“No queue-cutting is involved in Perak. In fact, besides myself and the 10 executive councillors (Excos), frontliners from health offices and laboratories around Kinta District are also receiving the vaccination.
“I’ve heard countless interpretations from the public regarding a statement by the Coordinating Minister of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin.
“He was actually trying to understand the citizens’ views and he meant that the vaccination should be alternated between the government and frontliners. This is how fairness was intended by Khairy.
“Therefore, I urge the public to follow recommendations set by the government. Whatever is implemented by them influences the best decision for everyone,” he told reporters during a media session at the vaccination centre (PPV) in Stadium Indera Mulia after receiving his jab today (March 1).
Yesterday, a tweeted statement by Khairy, who’s also the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, implied that certain other states ‘cut the queue’ by prioritising Excos, which was regarded as an unfair conduct.