by AFIQ AZIZ / pic by BERNAMA
SULTAN of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj (picture) said the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to the state is unfair as the supply is disproportionate to Selangor’s population.
In a statement today, Sultan Sharafuddin’s private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani said His Majesty was surprised that Selangor had only received 615,210 doses of Covid-19 vaccine instead of 2.9 million as initially announced by the federal government.
“He stressed that it is unfair that the current amount of vaccine deliveries is not proportionate to the size of Selangor’s 6.5 million population.
“He wished to remind that the state of Selangor is the biggest contributor to Malaysia’s gross domestic product, hence this state should be prioritised,” the statement said.
On Saturday, CITF clarified that Selangor, for statewide distribution, has received 615,210 doses of Covid-19 vaccine as of June 1.
The clarification was made following a confusion over the number that CITF provided earlier, which stated that Selangor had received 2,909,670 doses.
That subsequently turned out to be the inclusion of stock in a distributor’s warehouse in Selangor intended for nationwide distribution.