A member of the public asks a question during the town hall session.
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg called for Sarawakian to rally behind him and the state government to elevate the state to greater heights.
Abang Johari said measures and policies will be introduced to help change Sarawak for the better.
“All measures that we introduced are meant to benefit Sarawak. For example Petros, Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) and investing RM1 billion to improve the ICT infrastructure in the state,” he said at the townhall session with Sarawakians in West Malaysia at the Lan Berambeh programme held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here today.
“We will from time to time look into other issues as well,” adding that these policies and measures were all meant to have Sarawakian as the custodian.
Abang Johari talking to the crowd during the townhall session.
On transportation, Abang Johari said the state government was looking into the possibility of being the first state to introduce green technology for the Light Railway Transit project which will connect Kuching, Serian and Bau.
“All this comes with the need for Sarawakians to be ready to embrace change,” he said.
Abang Johari also revealed that a new act ‘The Sarawak Multimedia Authority’ will be tabled at the next State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting in December, while the state is looking at using DBOS to repair 260 schools in rural areas in the next two years.
On another matter, Abang Johari revealed that he had the proposed a list of BN candidates for all 14 parliamentary seats when asked by a reporter after the townhall session.
“Yes, I have seen the list and we will let Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak decide,” said Abang Johari who also refused to reveal the names on the candidate list.
The townhall session opens the floor for Sarawakians in Peninsular Malaysia to pose questions to the chief minister and has been among the highlight of the Lan Berambeh programme since it was first held 10 years ago.