Deputy Premier: We still need to wait until Sarawak Cancer Centre project is signed, sealed

Front row, from left: Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Abang Johari, Anwar, Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof and Dr Sim photographed together with others in Kuching on March 30, 2024. Photo credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, March 31: Until the Sarawak Cancer Centre project is “signed and sealed”, Sarawak still needs to wait a while longer to see it becomes a reality, says Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He described a meeting to give a briefing on Sarawak’s development attended by Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Kuching yesterday (March 30) as “fruitful” with one of the matters discussed being the proposed Sarawak Cancer Centre.

“(Sarawak is) finally another step closer since Prime Minister announced this (Sarawak Cancer Centre) in Parliament last year, but until it is signed and sealed, we still need to be patiently waiting,” he said in a Facebook post yesterday (March 30).

Dr Sim further recalled a light moment with the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem where he had congratulated the latter upon the announcement of his appointment as the Sarawak Chief Minister.

However, he said Adenan’s response was: “Sim, don’t congratulate me till I sign the appointment letter!”

Dr Sim also thanked the current Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg for the strategic thrust on medical services and research cluster at Samarahan as part of building blocks for Sarawak Health Metropolis.

“#lifescience will be a significant percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for all the European countries such as United States of America (USA), China and all the countries where the population is rapidly aging,” he added. — DayakDaily