Concerned with the escalating situation of the pandemic in Perak, the 14th State Legislative Assembly (DUN)’s first meeting of their fourth term which is scheduled to commence on August 25 this month will be implemented via a bubble concept.
The concept comprises four elements; namely provision of accommodation, transport, additional space for meeting and requirement of daily swab tests.
According to the State Assembly Speaker, Dato’ Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid, the concept will involve himself, all 59 DUN members (ADUN) and staff in charge of the meeting.
“Accommodation will be provided for the entire duration of the four-day meeting. There’ll be a requirement to undergo a screening test before check-in on August 24.
“As such, only utilisation of the transportation service provided is allowed. Any movement via private vehicles and e-hailing services are prohibited.
“Plus, daily screening tests are also available every morning before the meeting proceeds. Only individuals whose tests return negative and have their MySejahtera status updated to the latest are allowed to take a ride to the place of meeting.
“For ADUNs’ convenience and to control the bubble, discussion rooms and online meeting facilities will be made available at the hotel in times of need. Staff will be on standby to assist.
He explained in a statement dated today (August 12).
Mohamad Zahir added, four additional spaces were prepared on the same level of the main meeting hall.
“This is a suggested means to minimise risks of virus transmission and acts as a mitigation to enable targeted quarantine actions in the event an individual is infected, without hindering progress of the meeting,” he said.
He mentioned that the concept had been explained in its entirety to all ADUNs for them to prepare in advance.
“Hopefully, the ADUNs and staff involved are able to give their commitment in making a go at the bubble concept which was introduced for the first time ever in the state assembly,” Mohamad Zahir expressed.
For context, refer to this article by Ipoh Echo.