Abang Johari: Sarawak suggests prior notice be given for federal ministers’ visits

Abang Johari speaking during the press conference at PBB headquarters, Kuching on April 1, 2023.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, April 1: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government has suggested that advance notice be given for federal ministers’ visit to the region and project implementation.

Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said such notice would enable Sarawak to organise and coordinate the ministers’ visit and ensure that they can focus on target areas.

“Sometimes, we need officers to know what they (federal ministers) are doing and what projects they want to implement so that we can coordinate (the projects) as required by Prime Minister (Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim).

“I think most ministers comply with the direction of the prime minister that the region’s interest comes first where we follow its protocol and work together with Sarawak’s leaders in managing and administering projects implemented in Sarawak,” he said in a press conference after chairing a Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) meeting at PBB headquarters here today.

On March 21, Deputy Minister for Utility and Telecommunication (Telecommunication) Datuk Liwan Lagang has issued a statement, saying that his ministry was not notified in advance of Federal Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Teo Nie Ching’s visit to Sarawak two days earlier (March 19). — DayakDaily