Bersatu Sarawak outlines commitments to raise state’s standard of living

Senator Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah Suffian

KUCHING, Jan 1: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sarawak has put forward a series of policies aimed at enriching education, enhancing socio-economic development and improving rural development in Sarawak.

Its chairman Jaziri Alkaf Abdillah Suffian pointed out that more work needed to be done considering the state of livelihood and socio-economy of Sarawak.

“The focus of our mission is very result-oriented and prioritises the well-being of our people. In the short three months since my appointment (on Sept 16), we have been going around to introduce Bersatu Sarawak initiatives,” he said in his New Year message today.

Among the proposed policies to be introduced and implemented include socio-economic initiatives which could yield a revenue of RM63 million at its peak and create over RM18,000 per year per household income of over 6,000 participants.

“Providing a 21st century approach to education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to enrich young talents to over 2,000 youths and students to meet the demand of the future.

“And commitment from the Rural Development Ministry to enhance the development of rural and suburban facilities,” he added.

Jaziri said that Bersatu Sarawak was committed to raising the standard of living in Sarawak and intended to bring Sarawak to a higher position in nation building and even in the Southeast Asian region.

“We have started touring from Santubong to Lawas and to date, we have covered over 120 kampung and rumah panjang.

“I wanted to see and understand areas from big cities and towns to rural areas, and where we are able to improve the livelihoods of our fellow Sarawakians. Everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of our livelihoods and socio-economy calls for swift action,” he said.

Jaziri added that Bersatu Sarawak was committed to tripling the number of kampung and rumah panjang they visited in the new year so to triple the number of lives changed.

“In this new year with common effort and purpose, with passion and dedication, let us all Sarawakians each and every one of us embrace our solemn duty to shape our beloved state and set a course of our Sarawak to a higher glory,” he called on.

“Humbled by the task before us and grateful for the trust we have been bestowed, I implore every one no matter if you are a politician or a commoner, young or old, whether you live in the city or in the rural area, to take up this challenge together, to make Sarawak a better place for all and preserve what is uniquely Sarawakian. Let us continue to enjoy this harmony and heritage,” he urged.

Jaziri shared that 2019 had been an exciting year for Bersatu Sarawak following his appointment to lead the Sarawak chapter.

“The confidence given is not only to myself but for all Sarawakians who are now being given the helm to lead Bersatu Sarawak ourselves. We thank our chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for the trust,” he said. —DayakDaily