3,000 people thronged the Kota Samarahan Civic Centre courtyard here to witness
the launching ceremony of Sarawakku Sayang 2020 programme yesterday.
The ceremony was
officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who was
joined by other dignitaries in playing traditional instruments in a launching
The programme was
organised by the Sarawak government to highlight Abang Johari’s contribution
towards the state’s achievements and developments over the last three years as
At the ceremony,
the official theme song for the programme titled, ‘Sarawakku Sayang’ was
unveiled where guests as well as the audience sang along to the catchy tune.
Abang Johari also
celebrated his three-year anniversary of becoming Sarawak’s sixth Chief
Minister on Jan 13, 2017.
He was presented a
‘pulut kuning’ anniversary cake which he and his wife, Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun
Tuanku Bujang cut during the ceremony.
At the function,
the chief minister presented land titles to community leaders and village
chiefs who received them on behalf of their villagers from areas around
Bujang and Temenggong Anthony Nipak both presented souvenirs to Abang Johari.
His wife also received a souvenir from village chief Saptuyah Ja’al.
Also present were
Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr
James Jemut Masing, State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd
Asfia Awang Nassar and State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion.
attendance were Cabinet ministers, assistant ministers, MPs, state assemblymen
and community leaders.
The chief minister
later toured an exhibition hall displaying the state’s achievements and
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