CUEPACS ASKS SARAWAK GOVT FOR LAND TO DEVELOP HOUSING ESTATE
KUCHING: The Sarawak government will consider the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) Sarawak’s request for land for the development of a housing estate.
The request was voiced by Cuepacs Sarawak president Ahmad Malie in his speech at the opening ceremony of Cuepacs Sarawak office earlier today.
Responding to this, Abang Zohari said the land could be in Lundu or Samarahan and he however asked the organisation to give him time to decide after new roads are built to connect the city to new development areas.
Abang Zohari further said that he would have discussions with Cuepacs to get further input on their proposal and identify the place for the housing estates where state and federal government civil servants can buy the houses.
SARAWAK GOVT TO FIND OUT WHY STANDARD CHARTERED BANK CLOSES DOWN BINTULU BRANCH
KUCHING: The Sarawak government will find out why Standard Chartered Bank has decided to close down its branch in Bintulu.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said although he respects any decision made by the bank, the state administration will still have to find out the reason for the branch’s closure.
Abang Zohari was asked to respond to a statement from the Sarawak Bank Employees’ Union (SBEU) general-secretary Law Kiat Min, who called on Abang Zohari and Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing to intervene by calling on the bank to defer the closure of its Bintulu Branch or at the very least ensure that the closure is managed in a sincere and humane manner.
Meanwhile, Law said that SBEU disagreed with the bank’s claim that customer can continue to enjoy the same level of service with internet banking, as they opined that there is a great difference between being served by a machine/online banking compared to being served by an attentive staff.