Deputy Premier calls on Brunei’s Minister of Foreign Affairs II to discuss Pan Borneo Highway, North Coast Highway

Awang Tengah (tenth left) and Awang Erywan (ninth right) together with the delegation from Sarawak pose for a group photo during the courtesy visit.

KUCHING, March 22: Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and a delegation from the Sarawak government today paid a courtesy visit on Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato Seri Setia Awang Erywan Pehin Datu Pekema Jaya Mohd Yusof.

According to a statement, the purpose of the visit in Brunei was to discuss issues related to Sarawak and Brunei.

Among the matters discussed were the Pan Borneo Highway, North Coast Highway, issue of charges for Malaysian commercial vehicles passing through Brunei, and the Sarawak government’s willingness to sell electricity to Brunei.

The meeting was a follow-up to a previous meeting between Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim last February, which also the participation of a Sarawak government delegation.

Also joining the delegation were Deputy Minister of Transport Datuk Hasbi Habibollah, Deputy Minister of Food Industry, Commodities and Sarawak Regional Development (M-FICORD) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail, Sarawak Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong and Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Ngumbang.

The delegation also included representatives from Public Works Department (JKR), Regional Corridor Development Authority (Recoda) and Sarawak Energy Berhad. — DayakDaily