Onus on us to take care of the state

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING: The onus is on every Sarawakian to take care of the state, exhorted Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

He hoped that on the occasion of Sarawak Day this year, everyone would come together and ensure the state achieves unparalleled development.

“July 22 is a historical moment that every Sarawakian should know, especially the events that took place until Sarawak was given the power to self-govern at that time.

“For the people born before 1963, they have witnessed how the state of Sarawak then compared to the present. Much has changed in terms of the economic, social, physical and political sectors.

“Therefore, I call on the people of Sarawak to continue to unite and work together to make this state a successful state with a developed status by 2030,” he said in his Sarawak Day message.

Uggah hoped that the Sarawak Day celebration could foster a spirit of appreciation among Sarawakians for the sacrifices made by those before them for the state.

“This includes forming racial understanding and unification as well as ensuring the economic, political and social stability of Sarawak.

“Taking lessons from the success of the previous Sarawak state government is also important for us to maintain a patriotic spirit towards our own state. If not us, who else will take care of Sarawak,” he said.

Uggah also lauded the celebration of Sarawak Day event by the state government which is held under the new normal.

“It is important because it is one of the most important historical events for us Sarawakians.

“This year, for the second time, the Sarawak Day celebration is organised on a smaller scale as we are still facing the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world,” he said.