Abang Jo fulfils his promise to assist Curtin Malaysia

Mienczakowski (second left) receives a cheque from Abang Johari while others look on.

MIRI, Jan 16: The Sarawak government has allocated RM2 million to Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) for its ongoing developmental projects as well as to provide quality tertiary education to Sarawakian and others.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg presented the cheque to Curtin Malaysia pro vice-chancellor, president and chief executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski at a hotel on Jan 14 during the launching of a booklet on the 65 initiatives undertaken by the chief minister.

The allocation was a follow-up to Abang Johari’s visit to Curtin Malaysia in late 2017, where he had assured that the Sarawak government would assist Curtin Malaysia in expanding its facilities, particularly in relation to information technology (IT) to meet the requirements of the state.

He said this was necessary to meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and that tertiary institutions in Sarawak needed to enhance their IT and other expertise in line with the state government’s goal to develop its digital economy and natural resources.

Among those present at the event were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas; Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi; Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah; Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian; and Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin. — DayakDaily