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By Ashley Sim
KUCHING, Jan 19: Deputy Premier of Sarawak Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian believes that young Sarawakians working abroad should return home as the State has many new job opportunities for them.
Dr Sim told reporters this yesterday (Jan 18), after officiating at the light switching ceremony held in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration at the Kuching White Cat Garden on Jalan Padungan here.
“There may not have been many job opportunities in the past, but with the latest developments planned by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, new opportunities for all Sarawakians have emerged.
“Among the new opportunities is the Kuching Urban Transport System (KUTS) project, which is currently being implemented,” he said.
Dr Sim, who is also the Minister for Public Health, Housing, and Local Government, went on to say that the KUTS project requires the contribution of Sarawakians to achieve its goal of maintaining the status of the largest gross domestic product (GDP) in Malaysia and becoming a developed State by 2030.
“Our Prime Minister has stated numerous times that Sarawak is for everyone, regardless of whether they live in rural or urban areas or what race or religion they are,” he added.
In addition, he noted that it is reflected in the State’s civil service as well as the recent appointment of Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations president Datuk Richard Wee to the Yayasan Sarawak board.
“Sarawak is looking forward to your contributions to our State, no matter where you work,” Dr Sim remarked. — DayakDaily