By Ashley Sim
KUCHING, May 28: Lawas is similar to Hungary in Europe, says Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Abang Johari stated this before flagging off the ‘Sarawak Merdeka Convoy’ and launching the digital exhibition for Sarawak’s 60th independence anniversary, held today at the Lawas Public Park.
“Yesterday, I viewed the progress of the new Lawas Town bridge project, and I noticed that the new Lawas bridge resembles the bridge (Széchenyi Chain Bridge) in Hungary, a developed country in Europe.
“Bermakna Lawas ya kedak Hungary di Eropah (This means Lawas resembles Hungary in Europe),” he said.
He said the changes in Sarawak over the years have significant implications for future generations.
“This is why, regardless of our background or religious beliefs, Sarawakians must band together to bring Sarawak to a higher level of development,” he added.
Furthermore, the Premier expressed his hope that the next generation will continue to develop Sarawak and Malaysia as a leading country in the region.
He also congratulated the people of Lawas and Limbang on the start of Sarawak’s 60th independence anniversary in Malaysia.
“I hope that our economic transition to a modern economy based on a green economy will serve as a model for the rest of the world,” Abang Johari remarked.
Among others present at the event were Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan; Sarawak Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts (MTCP) Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah; Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) Speaker Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohammad Asfia Awang Nassar; and Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki. — DayakDaily