CM: Use politics to progress, not for feuding

Abang Johari (first left on stage) witnesses the swearing-in of office bearers during the 67th KCGCCI Committee and Third Youth Section Installation Ceremony at a hotel in Kuching last night.

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KUCHING, Oct 24: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg emphasised that politics must be used as a platform to move forward and not to quarrel.

Citing Peninsular Malaysian politics as an example, he advised Sarawakians to use politics to create a stable environment that will allow economic development to be enhanced.

“What I have in mind is to enhance our economic development and this economic development will be for everybody, provided you work hard.

“We must have a good political environment to do this. Otherwise, we in (state) Barisan Nasional will also be busy doing politics, no time to think of hydrogen (scientific progress),” said Abang Johari at the 67th Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCGCCI) Committee and Third Youth Section Installation Ceremony at a local hotel here last night.

KCGCCI president Tan Jit Kee (first row, third right) presents a basket of fruits to Abang Johari (first row, fourth left) as others look on.

He gave his assurance that the state BN team will focus on using politics as a way to move forward so that Sarawak could position itself as a state with a vision.

“I can assure you that my team including (SUPP president Datuk) Dr Sim (Kui Hian) and I, we are focused on using politics as a way to move forward, not for us to quarrel.

“If politics are used to quarrel, we are finished because no one will benefit. We don’t want to follow the culture of the other side (Peninsular Malaysia),” he said.

Citing the example of Peninsular Malaysian politicians quarrelling and attacking each other on social media, he said it was a waste of time.

“We use politics as a platform for us to move (forward) and for us to provide services that people need and that will position our state as a state that is culturally cohesive, a state that is united, a state that has vision,” said Abang Johari. – DayakDaily