Three years in political terms is not a long time. Any politician would have been forgiven for the lack of policy changes as in politics, changes take time.
But then again, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is not just ‘any’ politician. He is proudly Sarawak’s No. 1. His peers have nothing other than kind words to say about the man.
Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) youth chief Robert Ayu said the chief minister had performed very well in his first three years at the helm.
“When the federal Barisan Nasional lost the GE14 (14th general election), he led Sarawak parties to form GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) which is a better platform for the state to fight for tis rights as enshrined under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and steer the state to its own destiny.
“Abang Johari has his own vision to spur the state’s economy through digitalisation, agriculture modernisation, completing coastal roads and expediting rural development. He is efficient, farsighted and determined,” he said.
SUPP women chief Kho Teck Wan said the chief minister was clear about the state’s direction. He initiated the digital economy, founded Petroliam Sarawak Berhad (Petros) and Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS), implemented many rural projects and imposed taxes on petroleum products.
“It’s clear he intends to make Sarawak a wealthy and developed state come 2030.
“I urge Sarawakians to give him the fullest of support so we can continue to fight for our rights and our share of Sarawak’s resources. So long as we are united, Sarawak will be the most progressive and developed state in 2030,” she said.