1. CM ABANG JO: “I WILL NOT MAKE DECISIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING DUN CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE”
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said that as a representative of Sarawak in the Malaysia Agreement (MA63) negotiations, he will not make decisions on his own without consulting with the consultative committee first.
He gave his assurance that he will report back to the State Legislative Assembly Consultative Committee on issues, including oil and gas, being discussed with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said this when launching Zone 6 of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) at Lachau bazaar, about 60 kilometers from Kuching.
He added that there are people who deliberately create and twist stories to say that he makes his own personal decisions without reporting to the state assembly.
He said it is important for GPS to protect the state’s interest before the interest of any individual.
2. CM ABANG JO: “WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT BASED ON THE PEOPLE’S NEEDS”
In the same speech, Chief Minister Abang Zohari said it is important to uphold the rights of the Sarawak, which Gabungan Parti Sarawak will prioritize.
Therefore, he said that the state government must have an underlying principle that prioritizes development in the state based on the needs of the people.
Due to this, he added that it is important to strengthen the state machinery.
He also said that the state government has taken back and restarted projects that were canceled by the federal government, which includes the long awaited road projects planned for Zone 6.
3. SARAWAK’S YOUTH CHOSEN TO LEAD
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tun Abang Haji Openg insists that the Sarawak government has its own policy of making the youth the leaders of Sarawak.
According to him, the Sarawak government was always concerned about the needs of the youth and has provided them with the opportunity to become leaders.
He explained, the opportunity given to the youth is to provide balance and it is indeed the policy of the State Government, but must be implemented in stages.
He added that youths need to be aware and sensitive to issues because it is not easy to be a trusted leader.
In this regard, he said GPS prioritizes trust in each member and he believes that Sarawak Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan would be able to lead and assist the young Sarawakians to make Sarawak the dominant state in Malaysia by 2030.