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KUCHING, Nov 21: Not only is Sarawak not bankrupt after three years, but it is in a financially stronger position, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Abang Johari said about three years ago, certain parties had said that Sarawak will go bankrupt if the State government allocated about RM10 billion in the State Budget for three years.
“They were jealous that Sarawak was strong, and wanted to split the people order to weaken the unity among Sarawakians.
“Now that we are financially strong, that is why I am afraid to let it (Sarawak) go to the opposition party, or else, we are doomed. It is not for myself, it is for the country,” said Abang Johari in his speech during the launching ceremony of Tegas Digital Village which was broadcast live via the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) Facebook page today.
Abang Johari emphasised that Sarawakians must stand firm for the future of the Sarawak and not give way to outsiders.
“Don’t worry, as long as you are there and you have the creativity, Sarawak will always be strong.
“I believed that with a conducive environment, where the young and old generations are working together, Sarawakians will continue to push Sarawak forward,” he added.
In June 2019, Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who was also the Finance Minister at the time, said that Sarawak would go bankrupt in three years if the Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS) coalition continued to rule the State.
Making the speech in Kuching during a Sarawak DAP dinner, Lim said the State coffers of RM30 billion will be exhausted in three years if GPS were to maintain Sarawak’s annual budget of RM11 billion per year. — DayakDaily