SARAWAK’S peace, political stability and good government policies are among the factors that have attracted foreign investors into the state.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said if there were uncertainties in a state or country, people would not have the confidence to invest in the country.
“Sarawak is the third destination in Malaysia in terms of attracting foreign investors,” he said in a press conference after the closing ceremony of the Gabungan Parti Sarwak (GPS) 2019 Convention at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) yesterday.
He said the change in Federal government after the 14th general election last year was a blessing in disguise as Sarawak could then dissociate itself from Barisan Nasional (BN).
“We have graduated (left BN to form GPS) and we can look after ourselves within the context of Malaysia but based on the agreement in our Federal Constitution as well as State Constitution.
“And we are autonomous and we must use that autonomous authority to move forward and develop our state,” he stressed.
He added Sarawak has to be protected from religious bigots from entering the state in order to maintain the prevailing peace and harmony of the people.