Premier: Sarawak must step ahead of other states as catalyst for Malaysia’s economic growth

Abang Johari speaking at Sarawak GLC Leadership Forum 2024 in Langkawi.

LANGKAWI, Jan 28: It is time for Sarawak to step ahead of other states and become a catalyst for economic growth in Malaysia, says Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

According to a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Abang Johari stressed that fostering collaboration between the Sarawak government and government-linked companies (GLCs) is an important strategy to achieve goals based on Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030.

“We must work as a team to develop Sarawak and must have the same direction.

“If we unite to lift Sarawak, we will be strong in the Malaysian federation,” he said while speaking to the participants at Sarawak GLC Leadership Forum 2024 at a local hotel here today.

Abang Johari further described the forum as a platform to bring together interested parties to share views and ideas as well as identify opportunities for cooperation in managing the State well.

“That’s why we are here in the hope that we can form cooperation based on PCDS 2030 and indirectly foster unity.

“I want everyone to take note and know what the Sarawak government is working on this,” he added.

The forum was jointly organised by Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (PETROS), Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy) and Sarawak Centre of Performance Excellence (SCOPE).

Among the topics to be presented during the forum are PCDS 2030, Progress and Prospects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Malaysia and Sarawak, Sustainability and Climate Action Leadership and the Renewable and Circular Economy.

Also present were Deputy Premiers Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian, Sarawak Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, Sarawak Attorney General Datu Saferi Ali, Sarawak Financial Secretary Dato Sri Dr Wan Lizozman Wan Omar, Deputy State Secretary (Economic Planning And Development) Datu Dr Muhammad Abdullah Zaidel, Deputy State Secretary (Operation) Datu Hii Chang Kee, PETROS chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr Hamid Bugo, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain and Sarawak Energy Board Member Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani. — DayakDaily