Awang Tengah: No single majority race will solely rule Sarawak

Awang Tengah delivering his speech during the earth breaking ceremony of Wisma Melayu Sarawak along Jalan Diplomatik, Petra Jaya this morning.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Dec 10: “In the state of Sarawak, there is not a single majority race that can rule on its own,” says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

Only with the unity of all races, he said, that a stable and strong government could be formed when a majority is achieved.

“This is the specialty of Sarawakians although we are different in terms of religion, race, culture and background. We are one and united in diversity.

“It is this spirit and belief that is contributing to the harmony, security and stability as well as prosperity of this state, that we are all enjoying today,” he reckoned.

And with this spirit of union, Awang Tengah who is also Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development, asserted Sarawak needs to continue the empowerment in education and skills to achieve greater goals in leading the era of K-Economy and human capital development.

He said this is especially vital in the current generation of Information Technology (IT), Industry 4.0 and the digital economy.

“For example, look at Sarawak’s kek lapis (layered cakes) that are so popular now and has penetrated a larger market.

“There is also Statos (Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Sinagpore) in Singapore, and next year we are establishing Sarawak trade offices in Brunei and Pontianak.

“These initiatives will help in enlarging and expanding the market of Sarawak products,” he said during the earth breaking ceremony of Wisma Melayu Sarawak at Petra Jaya here today.

With that, he expressed his hopes that the completion of Wisma Melayu Sarawak in 24 months will become a symbol of Sarawak identity and a centre to further strengthen the solidarity and cooperation between each other.—DayakDaily