1. SUPPORTING TUN M DOES NOT MEAN GPS IS IN THE NEW COALITION
MIRI: Gabungan Parti Sarawak chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Openg said the support given to Tun Dr Mahathir does not mean the party is in the new coalition that supports Tun Mahathir.
The Chief Minister added that GPS’ decision to support Tun to remain in charge of the country was unanimously made with fellow GPS components in the interests of Malaysia.
Thus he said no conditions were set during the previous meeting with the interim prime minister but in principle any conditions could be set after the formation of a new government or the dissolution of parliament.
He was quoted as saying when met by reporters after completing the opening of Wireless Walk Miri in Miri yesterday.
He added that what he conveyed to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was also for the sake of the country’s welfare.
2. SARAWAK FIRST STATE TO HAVE ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM
KAPIT: Sarawak emerged as the only state in Malaysia to have an alternative water supply program.
It is known as the Sarawak Alternative Water Supply Program (SAWAS) introduced in 2017.
Deputy Utility Minister (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said SAWAS was introduced to supply water to areas not connected to the main pipeline.
He said this while addressing the SAWAS Awareness Program at Rumah Untat Melipis River in Kapit.
According to him, the introduction of SAWAS was an effort to supply water to the interior in a short period of time and at a lower cost than connecting via the main pipeline.
In this regard, he said the Sarawak Utilities Ministry was given the responsibility to ensure that every home is supplied with electricity and water by 2025.
He added that for phase 2, the Ministry of Utilities will implement 56 SAWAS projects across Sarawak beginning this year to 2021.