1. THE LOSS IN TANJUNG PIAI A SIGN OF WHAT’S COMING FOR PH IN 2021
KUCHING: The result in the Tanjung Piai by-election on Saturday is a sign of “what’s to come in the state election in 2021”.
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Information chief Dato Idris Buang said Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) loss was due to its failure to live up to the expectations of its supporters, and in this context, the same will apply to the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in Sarawak.
Idris in his press statement yesterday questioned the whereabouts of the 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent income tax share for Sarawak has gone to and what has the PH done in making sure Petronas pays the five per cent sales tax on exports of the state’s petroleum products.
The thumping loss in Tanjung Piai, he added was due to PH’s failure to tackle the rising cost of living and failure to fulfil its election pledges and the promise to bring down the price of fuel.
2. OPEN DIALOGUE ON PR1MA HOUSING FOR PRESENT, POTENTIAL PR1MA HOUSE BUYERS
KUCHING: Happening this upcoming Saturday, on Nov 23, is an open dialogue on PR1MA housing, to be held at Grand Dormani Rajah Court Hotel Kuching.
According to Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii, the open dialogue comes after the announcement of the 30 per cent discount for new buyers, which has raised some concerns among existing buyers.
He added that federal Local Government and Housing Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin is expected to come down to Kuching for the open dialogue.
He added that through the open dialogue, Zuraida would clear the air about the situation as well as getting feedback from buyers to come up with a “win-win situation for all”.
Present and potential PR1MA house buyers are invited to the open dialogue, which is organised by the Bandar Kuching and Pending offices.
3. STRATEGIC PLAN 2020-2029 FOR BIDAYUH COMMUNITY BEING FINALISED BEFORE SUBMISSION TO CM
BAU: A 10-year strategic plan for the Bidayuh community is now being finalized before its submission to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg.
The Strategic Plan 2020-2029 would include programmes and projects proposed and requested by the community for implementation by the government.
The drafting is based on the presentations by several working groups during the three-day strategic retreat, organised by Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) in collaboration with the Bidayuh Graduates Association (BGA), which concluded yesterday.
Featuring the most high-powered thinktank ever assembled from amongst the Bidayuhs, DBNA president Datu Ik Pahon Joyik said the strategic plan would be based on the current scenario and environment affecting the Bidayuhs.