Deputy Premier Dr Sim encourages Sarawakians abroad to return, contribute to State devt

Dr Sim, other guests and members of the media posing for a group photo during the 'Media Night with Dr Sim' at BCCK on Feb 7, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, Feb 8: Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian has issued a heartfelt appeal to Sarawakians residing overseas, urging them to return to the State and actively participate in its development.

Dr Sim emphasised the valuable expertise and skills that Sarawakians abroad possess, which could be utilised to make a significant impact on the State’s progress.

Drawing from his own experience of returning to Sarawak from Australia 23 years ago, Dr Sim highlighted his contributions to the State’s advancement, notably through the establishment of the Sarawak Heart Centre.

“I firmly believe that Sarawakians residing abroad have much to offer here and can play a pivotal role in contributing to the State’s development,” he stated during the ‘Media Night with Dr Sim’ event at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) last night.

Dr Sim also underscored the crucial role of the media in disseminating vital information, particularly as Sarawak strives towards its nation-building objectives.

Expressing concern that many Sarawakians may be unaware of the State government’s plan to provide free education by 2026, Dr Sim urged the media to continue informing the public about such initiatives.

The event was attended by Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Tan Kai, Batu Kitang assemblyman Datuk Lo Khere Chiang, and Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap, among others. — DayakDaily