By William Isau
SIBU, Jan 7: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is expected to visit Sarawak and chair the Malaysia Agreement 1963 Implementation Action Council’s (MTPMA63) first meeting in Kuching by February.
Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof said the date has yet to be fixed but it is hoped that the latest is by early February.
“The Prime Minister has agreed that the first meeting of the council be held in Kuching during his official visit to Sarawak.
“I am not certain whether it will be this month. It was planned for Jan 19 but the schedule has not been fixed yet. We hope the latest will be early February,” he said.
Fadillah, who is also Petra Jaya MP, said the meeting is to discuss matters concerning Sarawak and Sabah’s autonomy on public projects under RM50 million.
Meanwhile, Fadillah said he would look into how the federal government could help Sibu in terms of housing.
“We will see how we can help in either the physical or infrastructure development here.
“One of the challenges in Sibu is the high cost in the construction of houses as the town sits on peat soil,” he said when speaking to reporters during a breakfast session with 200 mosque parishioners at Dapur Ani here today.
Also present was Nangka assemblyman Datuk Dr Annuar Rapaee. — Dayakdaily