CM spells out important concepts in managing Sarawak


KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has spelt out recognition of others, productivity, and knowledge as important concepts in managing one’s daily tasks and Sarawak well.

“The first concept is the relationship among people – mutual respect and recognition. In the context of Sarawak, we respect and recognise people living in Sarawak who are of different races and backgrounds.”

He said such recognition was fundamental, adding that recognition would give rise to love among people.

With regard to productivity, he said each person has the capacity to create something and everyone has different capacities.

“That is why, in the productivity theory, there is also the approach to specialisation. This also applies in Sarawak; we want our people to have specialisation, which we must use optimally in order to get maximum product,” he said at a Thanksgiving Ceremony and Discourse on Thoughts of Ibnu Khaldun’s Leadership held at the Islamic Complex here on Thursday night (Jan 27).

He added that the rural and urban folk also have their respective capacities.

“The third important aspect is knowledge. Now, we want to head towards the digital economy, and if we want to do so, we must encourage our people including the youth to understand the theories behind the digital economy,” he said.

Abang Johari pointed out that Sarawak must have a direction, namely becoming a high-income and developed state by 2030.

“If all of us with our various capacities come together and work hard, God willing, we will be able to advance our state. And when our state progresses, Malaysia as a nation will also progress.

“What we do not want is to go backwards. If we change our mindset and we deepen our knowledge and trust in ourselves, we will be able to surpass others, provided there is integrity and self-confidence. With that, people will see us as a model and follow us,” he said.

He said by comprehensively combining people’s various capacities and confidence, this could be used to develop the state.

The chief minister also highlighted Sarawak’s diversity, adding that this was the state’s strength.

“We are multiracial and of various backgrounds, but we work together and Sarawak will eventually become a developed and prosperous state,” said Abang Johari.

Also present were Assistant Minister of Utility and Telecommunication Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Assistant Minister of Energy and Environmental Sustainability Dr Hazland Abang Hipni, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya and Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman.

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