Many interesting matters to be brought up at first Sarawak DUN Sitting on May 15, says Deputy Minister

Abdullah (standing centre in purple baju Melayu) together with members of the media at a breaking of fast gathering hosted by Ukas on April 18, 2023.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, April 19: The first meeting of the second session of the 19th Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) will be held on May 15 to 24.

Deputy Minister for Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) Datuk Abdullah Saidol said that many interesting matters will be brought up at the DUN Sitting.

“We will wait for the pre-council meeting likely on (May) 13 where members of the media can hear from the DUN Speaker (Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar) himself who will reveal some important news at PBB (Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu) headquarters later,” he told reporters at a Sungkei Programme hosted by Ukas with media at a hotel here last night (April 18).

Following Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s recent visit and as Sarawak will continue to receive more visits from Federal ministers, Abdullah has called on the Sarawak media to bring forward their concerns on any matters related to Sarawak’s position, development and interests so that the Federal government will take immediate action and attention to promptly address and prioritise the needs of Sarawak.

“Currently, the political situation in Sarawak especially is quite calm.

“But in any situation, we will always keep an eye out and ensure that the political atmosphere remains calm so that the government can focus on structuring development agenda, and give focus in implementing various projects for the benefits of people and others,” he emphasised.

With a stable political environment, Abdullah said a lot of work can be done, especially in relation to the welfare and wellbeing of the community.

“So even if there are small political games, I think we can endure, compared to what’s happening in EPL (English Premier League or football) which is even more drastic,” he jested.

Meanwhile, over 100 members of the media faculty added to the festivities of the sungkei (breaking of fast) ceremony organised by Ukas yesterday.

Ukas director Samuel Simon, Ukas Special Administrative officer Datu Takun Sunggah, Sarawak Innovation and Transformation Unit director Superi Awang Said, Department of Information Sarawak director Jaafar Jantan, Federation of Sarawak Journalist Association (FSJA) deputy president Jacqueline David, Kuching Division Journalist Association (KDJA) deputy chairman Zulazhar Sheblee, and Sarawak Media Photographers Association (SPPA) acting chairman Chimon Upon were among those present. — DayakDaily