Abang Johari (centre) with the GPS senators after the courtesy call at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in Kuching yesterday. Photo: Japen

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) senators today paid a courtesy call on the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here.

The visiting delegation, led by Senator Dr Zaiedi Suhaili, thanked the state government for the assistance given to them throughout the recent Senate Meeting in Putrajaya.

“We are indeed grateful with the assistance, which includes publicity and the provision of media and research officers to assist us throughout the duration of our meeting,” he added.

Several other issues such as education, matters pertaining to native laws, Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), current political happenings and issues of interest to the state government were also discussed during the visit.

Malaysian Army Eastern Field Command commander Lieutenant-General Datuk Mohd Zakaria Yadi also paid a courtesy call on Abang Johari.

Zakaria used his first visit to introduce himself after being promoted from Major-General to Lieutenant-General on July 10, and officially holding the post of fourth commander of Eastern Field Command on July 17.

During the visit, the security of Sarawak was discussed as well as the cooperative relationship between the state government and the Malaysian Army.

Also present during the visit were First Infantry Division commander Major-General Datuk Dzulkafli Mustaffa and Eastern Field Command first commanding officer (administration) Colonel Zunaidi Hassan.