Policies to continue, thanks to confidence in govt

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KUCHING: The Sarawak Government will carry on implementing its policies and initiatives for the benefit of Sarawakians.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said the existing policies, initiatives and also assistance provided to the people during the Covid-19 pandemic would be continued.

“What we can see is that the people of Sarawak have shown their confidence in the government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) because of our leadership in looking after the people of Sarawak.

“And this is part of the people’s trust in us to continue defending our rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) Report.

“Apart from that, we have a direction in bringing development to the people. As such, I think our big victory in the 12th State Election is because of our policies, and this (policies) will continue,” he said.

He was speaking at an appreciation dinner organised by Pertubuhan Anak Seni Bandarsah Kuching (PASBK) to celebrate the GPS victory at Grand Margherita Hotel on Sunday (Jan 23) evening.

Among the initiatives, he said, was the RM1,000 Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) to every Sarawakian new-born, RM450 for post-natal care, providing education assistance and the recent RM10,000 deposit for B40 and M40 group to purchase houses costing RM350,000 and below.

“The assistance is given regardless whether to buy a house developed by the government or the private sector, ” he said.

He added that for this purpose, the state government has allocated RM10 million.

On another note, he said GPS appointed younger ones to lead so that there is continuity in leading and bringing development to the state.

“Therefore, when we say it, we deliver it,” he said.

He also took the opportunity to thank Sarawakians who have given their support and trust to GPS which won 76 out of 82 seats contested in the state polls.

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