KUCHING, July 31: Sarawak Ship for South East Asia Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP) is keen to make Kuching its port of call next year.
SSEAYP officials paid a courtesy call on Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg yesterday to brief the chief minister on the activities of SSEAYP and to explore the possibility of Kuching as a port of call next year.
Apart from SSEAYP, Abang Johari also received courtesy calls from five other groups.
The first to call on him this morning was Major General Toh Choon Siang, who is the Commander of First Division Malaysian Infantry from the Muara Tuang Camp. Toh succeeds Leftenan General Datuk Stephen Mundaw, who has been promoted as Commander of the Eastern Field Command based in the Muara Tuang Camp.
This was followed by a similar call by Maritime Captain Robert Teh Geok Chuan, the newly-appointed director of the Maritime Enforcement Agency Malaysia in Sarawak.
After the lunch break, Abang Johari received guests from the Federal Land Development Board (Felda) before receiving guests from Persatuan Kemajuan Melayu Saribas.
The Chief Minister wrapped up the day by presenting a cheque for RM400,000 to the committee of Darul Ihsan Mosque Muda Hashim, Kuching.
Earlier in the morning, Abang Johari also chaired the 36th Board Meeting of the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB). — DayakDaily