Moderation the way to go

Abang Johari speaking to the media at a press conference. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: While political instability has rocked Malaya of late, Sarawakians have themselves to be thankful for as the state remains resilient and politically stable.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the people should remain moderate in their politicking.

“Lately, the country has been facing an uncertain political situation and it has become even concerning with the country still fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

“However, in Sarawak, the political situation is relatively stable and I as the head of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government would like to thank all the people for their prudent politics which has kept Sarawak from the mess,” he said.

The chief minister said with Sarawak gearing itself towards achieving a developed state status by 2030, the state government had laid out strategic plans for economic development focusing on infrastructure development including the internet.

“I am very confident that with our far-sighted policy, we can bring the state’s economic development to a higher level and increase the people’s incomes with value-added products,” he said in his Sarawak Day message.

Abang Johari said the Sarawak Day celebration this year was also complemented by the launch of the state’s economic plan post Covid-19.

“The festive celebration this time became more meaningful with the launch of the post-Covid-19 plan for Sarawak which aims to chart the direction of our economy until 2030 by taking into account the impact of Covid-19,” he said.

The chief minister said in conjunction with the Sarawak Day celebration this year, all Sarawakians must play their roles in ensuring the state’s development would run smoothly.

“Continue to work together and work hard to raise the status of Sarawak as an excellent state for all of us and our future generations,” he said.