Chief Minister urges Sarawakians to rally behind him in quest to drive state to greater heights
Abang Johari (centre) together with ministers and elected representatives from the state, in a photocall with Sarawakians residing in Peninsular Malaysia after the event.
KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg calls on Sarawakians to be with him and the state government in driving the state to greater heights. He said measures and policies would be introduced and changes made to change Sarawak for the better.
“All measures introduced are meant to benefit Sarawak and its people. The state petroleum company (Petros) and Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) are some of the examples of measures made, not to mention investing RM1 billion to improve the ICT infrastructure in the state.
“These are among the measures, and we will from time to time look into other issues as well,” said Abang Johari at the townhall session with Sarawakians living and working in Peninsular Malaysia at the Lan Berambeh programme held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here yesterday.
On transportation, Abang Johari said the state government thanked the federal government for the Pan Borneo Highway project, adding it was also looking to introduce green technology for its Light Railway Transit project to connect Kuching, Serian and Bau.
Abang Johari also said that the Sarawak Multimedia Authority Act would be tabled at the next State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting in December, and that the 260 dilapidated schools in the state would be repaired within the next two years with help from DBOS.
To a question from the press, Abang Johari said he had the proposed list of PBB candidates of all its 14 parliamentary seats.
“Yes, I have the list and we will let Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak make the final decision,” said Abang Johari, who however, refused to reveal the candidates.
The townhall session was opened to the floor for Sarawakians living and working in Peninsular Malaysia to pose questions to the chief minister, one of the highlights of the Lan Berambeh programme since it was first held 10 years ago.