Julaihi hopes Fadillah will channel more funds towards Sarawak’s rural infrastructure

Datuk Julaihi Narawi

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KUCHING, March 10: Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi hopes that newly appointed Minister of Works Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof will be able to bring more funds to Sarawak for infrastructure development in rural areas.

“Indeed, it’s good news for us in Sarawak with the appointment of Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof as a Senior Minister-cum-Minister of Works.”

“As an assistant minister in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Ports Development, I am looking forward for a much closer, better and effective working relationship between state and federal governments, to a much better level.”

“It is also my fervent hope that he (Fadillah) will be able to bring more funds to Sarawak, especially for our infrastructure development in rural areas, be it for coastal and interior areas,” Julaihi, who is also Sebuyau assemblyman, expressed via WhatsApp.

He disclosed this when asked to comment on Fadillah’s appointment as Senior Minister-cum-Minister of Works yesterday, under the administration of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the country’s 8th Prime Minister.

Julaihi believed that Fadillah would continue to accomplish what have been assigned to him before, especially the Pan Borneo Highway, which had experienced many hiccups under the previous Pakatan Harapan government.

Fadillah, who is Petra Jaya MP was a Works Minister under the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration before the 14th general election, which BN lost.

Julaihi strongly believed that Fadillah is a highly committed ‘wakil rakyat’ (elected representative) and with his vast experience in federal level administration, will deliver on his responsibilities as expected.

“It is really meaningful with his appointment as Senior Minister, which is a recognition for the contribution and role of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

“It is also a recognition for Sarawak and Sarawakians as whole, especially in our efforts to get back our rights as enshrined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 and all relevant matters, related to our state as an equal partner as well as co-founders of the Federation of Malaysia, besides our rights on oil and gas,” he stressed. — DayakDaily