Abang Johari (fourth left) hand over certificates for PBB veteran members to a veteran representative. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

MIRI: Sarawak is assured of a bright future moving forward if the people continue to back Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said.

Within the last three years, according to him, the government has managed to increase the state’s income by RM3 billion which will be used for development.

“I am confident that if we remain united and work together in GPS, our future will be bright. In the last three years we have been able to increase our income by RM3 billion and I still have another formula making more.

“I will reveal it to you in due time as I am still studying it for the time being. But rest assured, we will have a substantial revenue for our future and the future of our children,” he said while officiating at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) mini convention in Miri today (Sept 5).

Abang Johari said developing the state is within the government’s long-term plan, adding that the onus is on Sarawakians to take care of their own state.

“In PBB and the state government, we give back to the people. God helps us in return and our state remains peaceful. There is no such thing as tussling for power in PBB and GPS.

“This is because our intention is to help the people and through this convention, we can see the fruits of our labour and also a glimpse into our future,” he said.

The chief minister said the state government was also planning a better future for children by providing them with higher standards of education through the setting up of international schools in Sarawak which will be based on the Cambridge syllabus.

“I also still trust the Malaysian Education (syllabus), but then again its problem is that when a new minister comes in, the policies tend to change.

“During the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration, while the former minister did not make policies to improve the quality of education, they focused on things such as the colour of shoes and teaching kids to swim.

“While we are stuck with them (Malaya) in a federation, let us make policies of our own and this is by developing international schools including for Miri,” he said.