KUCHING, Jan 15: The new Malaysian Ambassador to Japan, Datu Kennedy Jawan, paid courtesy calls on Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing today.
Kennedy called on Uggah at his office this morning. He later went to Masing’s house as Masing is still recuperating from major surgery.
Kennedy who is Masing’s nephew visited Masing and was briefed of the latest political development of Sarawak.
“I told him that Sarawak upon the launching of GPS is getting better as Sarawak is very parochial in defending its assets and rights,” Masing told DayakDaily.
Apart from Kennedy, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Ismail Salam, also paid a similar visit to Masing.
Masing assured Ismail that the Pan Borneo Highway would not by-pass Brunei, a concern of the sultanate.
“We discussed about the Pan Borneo Highway, and I reassured Ismail that it will pass by Brunei.
“However, Sarawak will soon have an alternative road linking Marudi to Mulu, which by-passes Brunei but will be linked to the interior of Limbang and Lawas before going to Sabah,” said Masing.
Another guest Masing received today was Deputy Chief Judge Caren Fox who came with staff from New Zealand High Commission Office.
“We exchange views on Moar land rights and laws attached to it. We sought her view on Maori fishing rights in New Zealand as well,” said Masing.
Kapit MP Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi and Deputy State Secretary Datu Samion Jaul were present to receive the guests from the Land of Long White Cloud. — DayakDaily