Appointments strengthen Sarawak-Putrajaya ties


KUCHING: The appointments of Sarawakian MPs to the federal Cabinet will strengthen ties between Sarawak and Putrajaya, said the Gabungan Parti Sarawak Backbenchers Club (GPSBC).

It thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for retaining the same number of GPS representatives in his administration.

“This  shows the confidence of the federal government in the leadership of Sarawakians in helping steer the nation towards recovery,” it added in a statement today.  

At the same time, it congratulated GPS parliamentary chief whip and Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof on his reappointment as Senior Minister of Works.

“This ensures continuity of development projects in Sarawak, particularly the Pan Borneo Highway Project.

“It is crucial that the portfolio of Works Minister is given to Sarawak as it allows the state’s development needs to be highlighted and addressed,” it said.

The Backbenchers Club also congratulated GPS secretary-general Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Santubong MP Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Batang Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri on their reappointments to the Cabinet.

“We also thank the prime minister for the inclusion of Datuk Hasbi Habibollah, Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib, Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang and Datuk Henry Sum Agong in the federal administration as deputy ministers.

“We are confident with the refreshed line-up that the Cabinet will be able to deliver and continue to strengthen ties between Sarawak and Putrajaya,” it said.

The Backbenchers Club also pledged to support the federal government led by the premier in its endeavour to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and economic recovery.

“We call on all Malaysians and other political parties to give the new Cabinet the needed room to draft new policies in overcoming Malaysia’s challenges and ensure stability to the nation for everyone’s sake,” it added.

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