KUCHING, June 19: Sarawak is in the capable, reliable, and competent hands of Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, asserts political pundit Dato Peter Minos.
According to Minos, based on what Abang Johari has planned and done in the last five years, the Premier’s Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) speech was not simply a matter of talking to or pleasing the PBB crowd.
“Mark my words: everything the Premier said will come true and see fruition. One can have this much confidence in the man.
“Sarawak’s revenue will also increase by billions, as it has in the previous five years. You can be certain of it because his so-called financial engineering is superb,” he said in a statement today.
Minos, who is also Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman, stated that the new industries, whether hydrogen-related, energy-based, health-based, carbon-storage-based, or such, will undoubtedly succeed.
“The Premier somehow seems to get new big things planned and done; he has that uncanny ability.
“Roads, bridges, autonomous rail transit (ART), ports, and other types of public utilities will be done just as the Premier promised.
“Promises made and kept, that is his way, his style,” he noted.
Minos went on to say that Abang Johari is fighting for Sarawak, from getting the State’s eroded rights back as per the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to telling the federal government that English will be used in Sarawak in addition to Bahasa Melayu (BM) as an official language.
“Reflecting on how he legally fought Petronas for more funds for Sarawak and established Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) against those in Kuala Lumpur, Abang Johari is a fighter for Sarawak, proving that ‘Sarawak First’ is in action.
“Abang Johari is an idealistic leader of innovation and initiative.
“See how he established regional agencies to facilitate faster and more coordinated development, got Yayasan Sarawak to take over tertiary institutions, attracted foreign investors, and so forth,” he pointed out.
Minos continued by speculating that perhaps the Premier will completely revamp the civil service and make it more efficient and effective with fewer red tapes, establish agricultural hubs so that much more food will be produced locally, build a train line from Sematan to Lawas, establish more industries based on oil palm and rubber, and set up a Sarawak/Borneo airline serving not only Sarawak, but also Kalimantan, Sabah, and Brunei.
“You can never predict what the man is capable of thinking or achieving.
“He’s just amazing and great,” Minos concluded. — DayakDaily