Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

KUCHING: Give Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg two more terms to run the state and Sarawak’s vision of becoming the most developed state by 2030 can be achieved.

This is the view of Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar who said the chief minister’s inclusive approach in his planning for Sarawak would benefit the people.

“Therefore, we need him to run the state for two more terms,” he told New Sarawak Tribune in an exclusive interview today.

Wan Junaidi said among Abang Johari’s policies – which were critically important to bring Sarawak forward – were the building of more infrastructure such as roads, water and electricity supply, promotion of modern farming and creation of a cashless society under the digital economy agenda.

“Once the roads, water and electricity supply are ready, digital technology comes in to give the people a fair amount of chances and opportunities to do business. Then, the people do not have to go to the main towns to do business anymore.

“Furthermore, an area with water and electricity supply will attract the industries,” he said.

Wan Junaidi, who is the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, said many had criticised the state’s initiative to tap into the hydrogen industry.

“But this is one of the state’s agenda to focus on green technology so that the environment is clean.

“We are far forward in our policy and implementation. We are not just talking. Investors have already expressed their interest to invest and produce hydrogen here.

“If they sell it back to their own countries, we tax them, thus generating more income for Sarawak,” he said.

Wan Junaidi said Abang Johari’s planning for the state was all-encompassing.

“It does not cover development in isolated cluster areas, but statewide,” he added.