Solid state-federal government ties benefit Sarawak


KUCHING: The strong relationship between the state government and the federal government has benefitted Sarawak through the various positive outcomes from their collaboration.

Federal Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said this is reflected in the exemption agreed by the federal government for federal laws pertaining to gas distribution in the state and approval of SEDC Energy Sdn Bhd as a full-fledged oil company.

“This reflects the special relationship between the Sarawak state government and the federal government.

“Such special relationship is forged from the traditional, economic and social aspects that have been established for so long,” he said on Thursday (Sept 9).

Nanta pointed out that such collaboration would not have materialised without the dedication and leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“The chief minister is the main driver in the effort to realise these two things. It also symbolises a vote of confidence on the ability of the state government led by the chief minister in driving the progress of Sarawak, for the welfare of the people,” he said.

The Kapit MP also expressed hope that with the two milestones achieved, it would be a catalyst for the vibrancy of domestic trade activities to improve the economy of Sarawak in particular and Malaysia in general in line with the National Recovery Plan.

“To achieve this, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is always committed and always works with the Sarawak state government to explore opportunities and potentials.

“This is not only in the oil and gas industry, but also in other industries under the supervision and jurisdiction of my ministry,” he said.

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