KUCHING: The unity government must focus on addressing economic and welfare issues in the country.
Political analyst Dr Ammar Redza Ahmad Rizal pointed out that the country is currently facing problems in terms of education and healthcare among others.
“The youngsters are looking for work opportunities while those who are currently employed are looking forward to better working conditions and salary,” he told New Sarawak Tribune on Thursday (Nov 24).
At the same time, Ammar expressed hope for the new federal government to not forget nor leave Sarawak and Sarawakians behind its administration.
He said the state requires more infrastructure developments to be on par with states in Peninsular Malaysia.
“The Pan Borneo project should be one of the main focuses on top of providing basic needs such as electricity and clean water supply,” he said.
Ammar noted that the new federal government may come under fire and criticism from many angles.
As such, he hoped the newly minted prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would be able to tackle such issues in a wise manner and focus on the country’s development.
On the advantage of a unity government, he said it would stablise the country and there will be a big pool of talents for ministerial positions.
“Everyone will be focusing on economic development instead of playing politics and this will garner strong support from the people as well.
“However, there are some disadvantages such as easy to become complacent and there is a need to please everyone. With the absence of opposition in the government, there will be lack of criticisms,” he added.