Parliament to discuss repeal of Bintulu Port Authority Act 1981 in June

Loke (third left) during a courtesy call on Abang Johari (fourth left) at Wisma Bapa Malaysia on May 27, 2024. Photo credit: TVS/Ahmad Nasrullah

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 27: The Bill aiming to repeal the Bintulu Port Authority Act 1981 is slated for tabling in Parliament this June.

Federal Transport Minister Anthony Loke conveyed this during a courtesy visit to the Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg today.


“Prior to its presentation in Parliament, several principles and consensuses have been established. This paves the way for the Bintulu Port Authority Act’s repeal at the federal government level and subsequent handover to Sarawak,” he told TVS when interviewed at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

Earlier, Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas disclosed the federal government is preparing a bill to repeal the Bintulu Port Authority Act 1981.

“Negotiations between the Sarawak and federal governments on this matter have been progressing smoothly,” he said.

In addition to the port authority issue, the meeting also addressed the seamless transition of MasWings acquisition by the Sarawak government next year.

Loke emphasised the importance of addressing technical matters to ensure the smooth operation of the MasWings acquisition without disruptions.

“Clear communication and understanding between the involved parties are crucial during this transition period,” he remarked.

Loke attributed the positive outcomes to the political stability, which facilitated constructive dialogues and collaborations between the Sarawak and federal governments. — DayakDaily