PM emphasises importance of S’wak govt’s input for effective execution of projects, policies

Abang Johari (right) presenting a memento to Anwar following a meeting held at a hotel in Kuching on May 27, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 27: The Sarawak government’s perspectives are pivotal to ensuring the smooth implementation and execution of all proposed projects and policies.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim reiterated his dedication to engaging in discussions with the Sarawak government before finalising any decisions.


This process, he highlighted, entails regular meetings and consultations with the Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and other key officials during his visits to Sarawak.

“I sit down to discuss with the Premier of Sarawak and senior leadership of Sarawak along with Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof and Public Works Minister Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

“This discourse aims to facilitate the effective execution of projects and policy decisions as we strive to foster strong relations between the federal and Sarawak governments,” he remarked in a report by TVS and the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today.

Anwar made these statements following his meeting with the Premier of Sarawak and the leaders of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) at a hotel here.

He disclosed that various issues were discussed, including initiatives by the Ministry of Education regarding the incorporation of the English language.

“In principle, such inclusions do not contradict, provided the integrity of the Malay language is maintained. Therefore, emphasising English proficiency is crucial. I firmly believe that for Malaysia to advance, a solid command of both Malay and English is indispensable,” he emphasised.

Anwar had earlier officiated the National Journalists Day (Hawana) 2024 Summit, a three-day event held in Kuching. Themed ‘Ethics at the Core of Sustainable Journalism’, this summit marked the largest gathering of Malaysian journalists.

It was organised by the Ministry of Communications in collaboration with the Sarawak government, with the National News Agency of Malaysia (Bernama) serving as the implementing body for Hawana 2024. — DayakDaily