Safety guaranteed for Malaysian Family Aspiration programme

The programme, which begins tomorrow, is to celebrate the ministries that have achieved their KPI targets

by TMR / pic by TMR FILE

THE government guarantees that all safety measurements are taken throughout the “100 Days Malaysian Family Aspiration” (AKM) programme at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), for visitors’ peace of mind.

This assurance was made by National Security Council (NSC) DG Datuk Rodzi Md Saad during a special press conference yesterday regarding the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the four-day event.

Rodzi says KLCC is chosen as the venue of the programme as it will be relatively easy to control in terms of access and number of visitors as well as good ventilation factors

“We have outlined some strict SOPs in an effort to minimise any potential Covid-19 transmission during the programme,” he said.

The AKM programme which begins tomorrow is to celebrate the ministries that have achieved their key performance indicator (KPI) targets.

It will also be held in conjunction with Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s 100 days in office. Simultaneously, the AKM title is in reference to the PM’s “Malaysian Family” slogan.

The inaugural event is being organised by the Shared Prosperity Delivery Unit (Sepadu) with a total of 32 ministries showcasing their respective achievements as well as various other events in which visitors can participate.

Commenting further, Rodzi said visitors do not have to worry about crowds as the number of visitors will be limited to below capacity to curb Covid-19 infections.

“For the opening ceremony, only 272 guests apart from 11 dignitaries will be allowed to enter the main hall, which can actually accommodate a total of 2,000 people,” he explained.

Similarly, the ground floor of KLCC can accommodate 20,000 people or 10,000 with expo booths but is limited to only 7,500 people for the AKM programme.

Overall, Rodzi said, the number of visitors in all KLCC locations involving Hall 1 to 6 will be strictly controlled, where only up to 10,350 people will be allowed to enter at a time.

The stern measure, he added, must be imposed even though KL has already entered Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan which allows such events with physical distance.

Moreover, all visitors will be carefully screened at each entrance to ensure that the limitations are not compromised, and they must be fully vaccinated.

“Everybody present must also wear a face mask at all times, and they must not stand closer than 1m to avoid congestion,” he added.

Accordingly, Rodzi advised the public to check the schedule and plan — if the queue is too long at the entrance — they should arrange a less crowded time.

Similarly, he said, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents who have been fully vaccinated and have no symptoms and comply with all SOPs.

Rodzi also explained that KLCC was chosen as the venue of the programme as it will be relatively easy to control in terms of access and number of visitors as well as good ventilation factors.

In fact, he added, Sepadu consulted with NSC and the Health Ministry regarding preparations and the SOPs.

“In the event of an outbreak, a sanitation process will be done immediately in addition to the Fire and Rescue Department’s daily sanitation of KLCC every day until the end of the programme,” said Rodzi.

However, he was confident that visitors have nothing to worry about if they adhere to the SOPs at all times.

Rodzi hoped visitors would take advantage of the AKM programme as it would be evidence that the government’s serious efforts to restore the country are running smoothly.