1. DOUBLE STANDARD: FEDERAL GOV BARRING GPS MINISTERS, REPS FROM SCHOOLS EVENTS
In the recent announcement by the Education Ministry to bar state ministers and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) assemblypersons from attending schools events, starting next year,Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth chief Michael Tiang has labelled it as ‘ridiculous and discriminative’.
He said the ministry was applying double standard in this matter as Pakatan Harapan (PH) ministers and elected representatives were permitted to do so.
Despite the fact that education came under the Federal List, Tiang reminded the ministry that the Sarawak government had been contributing funds to all schools in the state. And it was only for Sarawak ministers and elected representatives rights to visit schools in the state in order to understand their needs.
2. PBB CONTINUED TO SUPPORT FOOD TRUCK INDUSTRY
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok Branch will continue to support any efforts to encourage youth involvement in the food truck industry.
Speaking at the Satok Street Fest 2019 yesterday, the branch’s deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki, who represented Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Tun Openg, said the state government saw huge opportunities in the food truck industry for young people.
He further said, providing space for food truck traders in Satok area was a great move to attract more visitors since the location was strategically in the financial district.
3. STATE GOV TO HONOR CIVIL SERVANTS ON SCS DAY
Sarawak Civil Service (SCS) Day celebration this year will be held on December 4 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).
The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Excellent Service Delivery through Integrity and Professionalism’ which emphasises on the state’s service delivery to the people.
The ceremony’s guest-of-honour Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will be presenting the State Civil Service Quality (Akpans) awards and recognition to honour civil servants for their excellent achievements over the past one year.