7,000 expected at `Lan Berambeh’ 2018 in KL on Oct 20

Wan Junaidi (left) speaking to reporters

KUCHING, September 14: This year’s `Lan Berambeh’ will be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 20.

Organising chairman Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said roughly 7,000 Sarawakian students and youngsters living in the peninsula were expected to attend this year’s gathering, which is aimed at bringing together all Sarawakian youths, especially students studying and residing in the peninsula.

Speaking at a press conference at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) complex here, he said in view of the changing political scenario, this year’s `Lan Berambeh’ would feature dialogue and town hall sessions with participants on Sarawak’s direction, position and role in Malaysia today.

“Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will be holding a town hall session with the participants. This time through the newly formed Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), participants would be briefed on the direction Sarawak is heading as they would need to know that position and role the state is going for since the fall of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government,” said Wan Junaidi, who is also Santubong MP.

He said there would be four town hall sessions during the one-day event. It would touch on issues such as the Malaysia Agreement 1963; Sarawak’s oil and gas rights, including the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) and the state’s Oil and Mining Ordinance (OMO); the Territorial Sea Act as well as actions the state government will be taking and has taken to get the rights restored.

He added that all GPS MPs would be involved in organising this year’s `Lan Berambeh’, and Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud is also expected to make an appearance at the event. — DayakDaily