Abang Johari (centre) with Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof (ninth right), Member of Parliament for Kota Samarahan Rubiah Wang (sixth left), State Assemblyman for Muara Tuang Datuk Idris Buang (seventh right) and other dignitaries at a photocall with members of the Sarawak Berzanji Association form various parts of Samarahan and Kuching at the 'Majlis Perhimpunan Marhaban Perdana 2020 dan Kenduri Rakyat' at Kota Samarahan Civi Centre. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawak will continue to prosper if the people remain united.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg although the state does not see eye-to-eye with Putrajaya on many issues, the state will remain strong economically and politically if Sarawakians stick together through thick and thin.

He assured the people that if they help him to keep the general peace and security by being united the state will be in good hands and well-managed.

For this reason, he urged Sarawakians to remain inseparable by protecting the existing unity that has held them together all these years.

Abang Johari hits the ‘beduk’ (drum) to start off with the ‘Majlis Perhimpunan Marhaban Perdana 2020 dan Kenduri Rakyat’ at Kota Samarahan Civic Centre while political secretary to the Chief Minister Buang Bolhassan looks on. Photo: Ramidi Subari

“Just like the dhikr that’s always sung in harmony to produce a single melody, we should be united with each other and be the harmonious Sarawakians that we are. We (Sarawak) have had it good as we are able to be like-minded.

“So, when we are united and live in harmony, we can plan and manage our state with the support of the people,” he said when officiating at the Marhaban Perdana 2020 and Kenduri Rakyat programme at Kota Samarahan Civic Centre, here yesterday.

“The developments are still ongoing; we have formed the Integrated Regional Samarahan Development Agency (IRSDA) and allocated RM1.5 billion for developing the Samarahan region.

“We want to build coastal bunds, and we are also building a bridge in Gedong that would make the journey to Kuching from Simunjan shortened to 40 minutes.”

The chief minister said, with developments, the lands can be opened up for agriculture, which would uplift the people’s economy.

On yesterday’s programme, Abang Johari expressed his delight as it was able to gather a total of 120 dhikr groups from all across Sarawak.

“When we are in unison like today, God will reward us. With His blessing, we are looking to provide electricity and clean water supply statewide, hopefully all places in Sarawak would enjoy it come 2025,” he said.

Abang Johari (centre) with Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof (ninth right), Member of Parliament for Kota Samarahan Rubiah Wang (sixth left), State Assemblyman for Muara Tuang Datuk Idris Buang (seventh right) and other dignitaries at a photocall with members of the Sarawak Berzanji Association form various parts of Samarahan and Kuching at the ‘Majlis Perhimpunan Marhaban Perdana 2020 dan Kenduri Rakyat’ at Kota Samarahan Civi Centre. Photo: Ramidi Subari