KUCHING: Puncak Borneo MP Datuk Willie Mongin is all praise for the 12th Malaysia Plan announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently.
He said there were much-needed and different instruments such as support programmes and immediate incentive packages from the federal government for Sarawakians to embark on economic reforms.
Among them, he said, were propelling growth of strategic and high impact industries as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); addressing poverty and building an inclusive society; improving regional balance and inclusion; enhancing socioeconomic development in Sabah and Sarawak; advancing green growth for sustainability and resilience; enhancing energy sustainability and transforming the water sector; developing future talent; boosting digitalisation and advanced technology; enhancing the efficiency of transport and logistics infrastructure; and strengthening public sector service delivery.
“When you zoom in, there is a detailed set of development actions to make a significant difference in Sabah and Sarawak.
“These actions are targeted to deliver tangible results and ensure a sustainable impact on Sarawak’s economic potential, green growth, infrastructure investment, digital transformation, connectivity, improved access to basic necessities and much more, benefitting all quarters of our beloved Sarawakian brothers, sisters and MSMEs, both old and young, in urban and rural areas alike,” he said on Monday (Sept 27).
He said everyone had to struggle as a single entity — a unified whole, proactively.
“As simple as it is, if some plans are ignored, others will be less effective and adverse to some as highly potential economic agendas for our national prosperity could not be fully maximised and optimised.
“In this, the policy context has to move on decisively in a manner that will bear the fruit to and for our people.”
The federal Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister also said the 12MP was articulated based on three core themes and “there are four policy enablers to bring clarity to these themes, with 14 game changers being introduced”.
“These are the whats and hows that precisely drive the change to happen, ensure innovation to thrive, inspire us to do better, and cut the clutter,” he added.
“Now is the journey back to redirect, rediscover, redefine and restore our growth momentum.”