CM’s vast experience in politics hastens progress

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KUCHING: Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari’s vast experience in politics has hastened development in the state.

Political observer Dick Lembang Dugun, who made this relevant observation, said the chief minister had introduced more than 100 initiatives since he was appointed to the state’s top political post in 2017.

“He was aware that he had to fill a bigger shoe left by his predecessor, the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem.

“Hence, he continued the efforts started by Tok Nan and kept introducing new policies to ensure his style of management is seen and felt by Sarawakians,” he said.

The new policies introduced by Abang Johari are to move Sarawak forward and to reach the targeted groups.

“With the big victory achieved in the 12th state election, Sarawakians see the leadership qualities in him and they endorsed his policies and initiatives since his appointment as the sixth chief minister.

“Now as he enters his fifth year, I believe he will keep his word as he is the chief minister to all Sarawakians.

“In addition, the big mandate will give him power to demand Sarawak’s right and more allocation will be given to the state, especially in terms of development funds by the federal government.

“This is important to ensure Sarawak achieves its mission and vision as a developed state by 2030,” he said.

On urbanisation, Dick felt that in the move to ensure that the entire state has all the basic infrastructure, especially the rural areas, the government also should pay equal attention to urban issues.

“This is what people want. Most importantly, the government must come out with solutions to issues like the price hikes in goods as well as services, especially in the agriculture sector.

“With the cost of living increasing, the government needs to do something as some of the people are suffering (from the price hikes).

“I hope the elected representatives will help the rakyat. You are all there because of the rakyat,” he said.

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