1. BALANCE KEY TO MUTUAL BENEFIT
The Sarawak government, through Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), will work closely with Petronas and Shell to ensure that the state’s resources are managed effectively to benefit the people and the economy.
Stressing that there must be a balance of approach between the companies, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg stressed that Sarawak must work and share the benefit with the established players.
On working with Petros, Abang Zohari said, he was sceptical of the actual amount of Sarawak’s oil reserves reported based on the seismic data back in 1988 and therefore the government needs Petros which comprised of experienced and professional people to talk to their counterparts and analyse the data.
Speaking in his opening address at the Sarawak Oil and Gas Seminar and Exhibition (SOGSE) yesterday, Abang Zohari also pointed out that the rights on land resources is among the four areas that cannot be negotiated and he assured that GPS will make sure Sarawak gets its share from its natural resources.
2. PUJUT 5 SURAU SET TO BE ANOTHER LANDMARK FOR MIRI
Meanwhile, speaking at the separate function, the Chief Minister said, the Pujut 5 Surau with Chinese temple design, housing an Islamic Information Centre for Muslims and non-Muslims besides providing a prayer hall and a place for religious activities will be built in Miri at the end of this month.
Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said during the earth-breaking ceremony of Pujut 5 Surau yesterday, the new approach in surau building will encourage interaction among people of different religions and increase their knowledge of Islam in a more holistic way.
On the other hand, the non-Muslim community here can come to the centre to know more about Islam and other related information including Islamic institutions and the Quran.
Abang Zohari congratulated LAKMM for its effort to set up an Islamic centre for other races to know about Islam and told the building committee that he would top up the cost of the surau project to ensure its completion and to cover the cost of the supplies and facilities.
3. KEEP SUPPORTING GPS FOR MORE DEVELOPMENT
People in the state constituencies under the Baram parliamentary constituency – Telang Usan, Marudi and Mulu – must remain united in their support for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in order to be under the ‘radar’ of the state government for more development.
Dennis, Telang Usan assemblyman said, it makes a big difference when a constituency is represented by somebody who is from the ruling government as the representatives in the state government could sit and talk with the chief minister, his three deputies and other members of the State Cabinet.
Dennis in his remarks at the grand final of the Baram Agro Fest 2019 Beauty Contest at Marudi Town Square on Saturday night further advised Baram people to always practise and uphold teamwork, make friends and always have a positive attitude.
He added, with these traits, Baram will be able to move positively forward by attracting state leaders’ attention and likewise other related agencies.