Dato Richard Wee
KUCHING: The vision of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to further develop Sarawak should be supported as his initiatives are implemented for the good of the people, said prominent Chinese community leader Dato Richard Wee.
He said the chief minster’s initiatives to set up Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), Development Bank of Sarawak (DBoS), light rail transit (LRT) and the massive internet network should be welcomed as it would benefit all Sarawakians.
“These are visionary policies. So, I sincerely hope that he has a strong team with him to help him execute and implement these policies.
“As the chief minister of Sarawak he still needs a strong team of like-minded people to support him to make sure that the implementation and execution are properly carried out,” Wee told The Borneo Post here recently.
Wee, who is also the president of the Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions and president of the Kuching Hockien Association, pointed out that after 55 years of independence, Sarawakians deserve better public amenities especially in terms of public transport in major towns and cities.
“It’s better late than never. So we should support the chief minister in his efforts to transform the state into a prosperous state in the next 10 years.
“These projects have to be implemented properly because if they are not, the opposition will say it’s just hot air. So we sincerely hope that his team will assist him to implement and execute them efficiently,” he reiterated.
Wee also strongly supported the chief minister’s push to develop digital economy in order to sell Sarawak’s products overseas.
“Through the internet, the rural people especially farmers will know what the market wants including overseas. So I must say that his vision for Sarawak is good as it is encompassing,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, Wee wished that the Chinese New Year this time will create the necessary ambience for people to do business and make Malaysia, especially Sarawak, a much better place to live and work in.
“As far as religious and cultural matters are concerned, we have gone pass tolerance stage. For us, it’s already in the acceptance stage. We have accepted each other. This is the Sarawak that we must retain and support,” he added.