1. Malay Communities Urged To Master Technology To Thrive
The Malay community has been urged to continue to master the technology to boost the race to stay on the move.
This can be achieved by having futuristic spirit and adapting to the latest knowledge.
Chief Minister Dato Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said, the Digital Economy agenda created by him since being appointed Chief Minister is one of the efforts to raise all races in Sarawak.
Abang Zohari is confident that the society in Sarawak would be able to compete with the foreign community and achieve the state’s agenda of being the most advanced region in Malaysia by 2030 if they were to master the latest knowledge.
Speaking at the Miri Malay Association Dinner on Sunday night, he expressed hope for Sarawakians to be accustomed to technology as majority of the developed countries today were applying engineering technology.
2. Setting up of MA 63 Selected Committee Pleased GPS
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has welcomed the announcement on the setting up of a Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliamentary Affairs) Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
GPS chief whip in Parliament Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the willingness of Liew to meet Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg to discuss the amendments to the Federal Constitution shows the Federal Government’s sincerity especially Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir to continue the discussion about the amendments, as well as to return the rights of Sarawak that have long been eroded.
He added that the PSC’s establishment was also in line with GPS’s suggestion that a special committee be set up to further discuss the amendments brought up by GPS MPs in Parliament.
He also hoped that, with the setting-up of the PSC, the amendments can be discussed in further detail before being brought up in Parliament again.
3. US Travel Warning Not Justified
The travel advisory on Malaysia by the US government over potential kidnapping is unjustified as continuous operations conducted by the enforcement agencies have ensured that the situation on the ground is under control.
The continuous influx of tourists to Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZONE) when visiting Sabah has become a familiar scenario since the placement of Malaysia on the K list by the US State Department on April 9th.
Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said, the issuance of the travel advisory over potential kidnapping in certain areas of eastern Sabah affect tourists’ confidence to come to other parts of Malaysia, especially the coastal areas.
Accepting the fact that there is no country in the world which is free from crime, including Malaysia, Lim assured that tourists can be safe as long as they use common sense and heed advice from the authorities, hotels and tour agents.