Abang Johari (centre) with the delegation from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department in Sarawak led by Sharifah (third left).

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg received a courtesy call from the outgoing director of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department in Sarawak, Datuk Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here on Tuesday (Sept 8).

The visit was made in conjunction with Sharifah’s retirement on Sept 14 after serving three years and two months as the department’s director.

Also present were several senior officers of the department including head of Customs division Herman Shah Abdullah; head of compliance division, Azman bin Wahob; senior assistant directors 1, Kaddy Jukin and Abang Zamari Abang Nazerin and senior assistant director 2, Sharifah Norazita Wan Shazali.

Abang Johari (fourth right) with the delegation from the Federation of Aided Chinese Primary School Boards of Kuching Samarahan Serian Divisions. Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian is at fourth left while Chai is at third right.

On Tuesday, Abang Johari also received another courtesy call by a delegation from the Federation of Aided Chinese Primary School Boards of Kuching Samarahan Serian Divisions led by its president Jonathan Chai.

The purpose of the courtesy call was to brief the chief minister on the progress of the relocation and rebuilding of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Bako. 

The school opening ceremony will be held on Sept 15 at 10.30am.

The organising chairman of the school’s opening ceremony cum deputy president of the association, Rodger Chan Siong Boh, thanked the chief minister for consenting to be the guest of honour at the event.

During the courtesy call, the board also discussed with Abang Johari various issues affecting Chinese primary schools including funding, their Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), resources, computer classes and smart classrooms.

Chai was pleased with the positive response and support of the chief minister.