Minister: Motion to establish IMO to merge water supply authorities in Sarawak won’t be tabled in upcoming DUN Sitting

Julaihi speaking to reporters at BCCK together with his deputies Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi (right) and Datuk Liwan Lagang (left).

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, April 21: A motion to establish an integrated management office (IMO) to merge water supply authorities in Sarawak will not be tabled in the coming Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) Sitting, says Dato Sri Julaihi Narawi.

When met by reporters at the Ministry of Utility and Telecommunication’s (MUT) Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here today, the MUT Minister said the motion is currently being worked on and any details will be presented later on.

He was replying questions regarding the IMO and if the motion for its establishment will be tabled in the coming DUN sitting in May.

Asked would there be any office building for the IMO, Julaihi said that at the moment, it will be just a small office with two to three individuals to handle paperwork involving legal frameworks including the selection of board members.

“The office can be anywhere and it can be placed in my ministry, until we have real entity later on,” he said.

On April 15, Julaihi announced the establishment of an IMO to handle the mergers. — DayakDaily