Sarawak must not be in limbo

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

KUCHING: Sarawakians are told to choose wisely in deciding who will represent them in the upcoming state election.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said Sarawak must not be in a state of limbo as it needs a stable government to properly manage the state.

“We have laid out the groundwork and we have planned our future. Let the rakyat be the judge of what we have done to fulfil their aspirations and ensure their future.

“God willing, under my administration, I am transparent and I emphasise on developing our state,” he said during an exclusive interview with New Sarawak Tribune on Jan 8.

Abang Johari said in a country which adheres to democratic practices, there are bound to be other parties who believe they can represent the people. However, Sarawakians must not gamble with their future.

“The government must be solid and thank God, we are — we have helped the federal government so that they can be stable.

“That is why while we are not a member of Perikatan Nasional (PN), we still supported the federal government as the nation needs a government to govern it,” he said.

On the political quagmire affecting Putrajaya of late, the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman said the matter is best solved by the political parties involved themselves.

“But what is important is Malaysia remains a nation that is united and developed in line with its vision for the future, for a new Malaysian generation.

“In this context, we must look at ourselves, we need to work together to solidify our strength and we must ensure that Sarawak continues to have stellar economy and administrative system so that it can be an example to others,” he said.