Association raises cement shortage issue resulting in contractors, developers being penalised to Premier

Tan (fourth left) and ACCCIM members taking a group photo with Abang Johari (centre) and Dr Sim (fourth right) during their courtesy visit today (Jan 9, 2023).

KUCHING, Jan 9: The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) raised an issue involving cement shortage, resulting in penalties being imposed against the contractors and developers over the delay of projects, to the Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg today.

The matter was brought to the Premier’s attention during a courtesy visit by ACCCIM members led by its president, Dato Tan Jit Kee.

In a statement today, Tan said among the matters deliberated during the visit were the delay in the processing of work permits of foreign workers and the recent hike in quit rent implemented by the government.

He also said ACCCIS was pleased that the Premier was receptive to the issues raised and has instructed the Deputy Premier, Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, to follow up with and resolve the matters with the respective departments.

He added it was a fruitful meeting as every issue raised was given attention and positive feedback.

Tan also assured that ACCCIS would continue to work closely with the Sarawak government and agencies for the common good of the State’s economy.

On another note, ACCCIM also extended their invitation to the Premier to officiate at the opening ceremony of the 77th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ACCCIM, which will be held at Pullman Hotel Kuching on July 8, 2023. — DayakDaily