Perak civil servants and Perakeans who have yet to receive vaccination are urged to do so to avoid the risk of infection.
Menteri Besar, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad explained that although vaccination cannot be forced, civil servants are still bound by the regulations of the Public Service Department (JPA).
According to him, the policy is made by JPA by taking into consideration the possibility of those unvaccinated getting infected and infecting others.
“Thus, it is unfair to those vaccinated. Civil servants always face members of the public and other staff members of the government. For example, those at counters will face members of the public,” he stated to the press after a recent town hall session with the people (MESRA) in Kuala Kangsar.
The media previously reported that JPA via a circular stressed that civil servants who do not comply with the instruction of obtaining vaccination will face dismissal.
According to Saarani, vaccine recipients also have the right to voice their basic rights as those unvaccinated.
“We understand that some are having health problems, allergies or are pregnant, but for those who purposely reject vaccination, it’s not fair for others,” he said.