Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan

KUCHING: The Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government has managed to resolve issues related to the welfare of the people despite having to handle threats posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the federal government had fared well in terms of its collaboration with the state government, one that was not possible under Pakatan Harapan (PH).

“That is the main core to our efforts for the country to remain harmonious and prosperous. Political stability is important and for us, we have aspirations to develop the state be a developed state by 2030.

“In order to achieve this, and for the people to have higher incomes, this relationship has to be based on the cooperation between the state government and the federal government,” he said in a speech in Lawas on Friday night (July 3).

Awang Tengah said, from his encounter with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin a few weeks ago, he viewed the premier as remaining calm and spirited despite the challenges facing the nation.

“This shows that he is a leader who is willing to uphold the interest of the community and the nation during these turbulent times,” he added.

Awang Tengah also thanked the federal government for their role to continue the Lawas Hospital project, which was labelled by the previous PH federal government as a ‘sick project’.

“When our friend (former Works Minister) Baru Bian took over, and when PH was in power for 22 months, I told him that the hospital needs to resolved, this is not a political matter, this is in the interest of the community.

“It could not be implemented and this morning I have met the contractors who are appointed to implement the project.
“In just three months in power, Muhyiddin as the prime minister being supported by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), has decided that the project is now being given the greenlight for it to be implemented,” he said.