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KUCHING, Jan 27: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s proposal to set up a local television station has been labelled as a “farsighted” initiative.
Television is a vital communication tool for all as it is considered a vast media for communication and information dissemination, opines Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Woman chief Datuk Sri Doris Sophia Brodie.
“Therefore, the idea of Sarawak having her own television station as proposed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is a farsighted move. I believe it is very much welcome by all Sarawakians,” she said in a statement today.
Doris believed Sarawakians would enjoy and benefit from more focussed and designated programmes. In addition, the station would also create opportunities to introduce Sarawak to the world, such as its tourists’ attractions, arts, culture and traditions like cuisines, colourful plural society, flora and fauna.
Sophia, who is also a political secretary to the Chief Minister, said this would also aid the state’s tourism industry and further boost Sarawak’s economy.
“The geographical terrain in Sarawak is very challenging. However, with strong political will, well-researched programmes, noble intentions and driven by a people-centric leader and government, I believe every dweller of Sarawak’s soil, including those in the interior, can benefit from this initiative,” she reckoned.
If the station materialised, she believed the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) led government would be able to create job opportunities and also tap local talents.
“As I see it, Abang Johari is making the right move to adopt self-reliance and no dependency approach.
“GPS is a responsible government with the prime agenda of accelerating, elevating and driving Sarawak forward. We cannot be chained by unproductive and regressing mentality. We need to take it upon ourselves to move forward and be better.
“The utterance by our late Tok Nan (Pehin Sri Adenan Satem) that Sarawak is our land, we are Sarawakians and thus we cannot let others/foreigners to decide our fate and future is very apt,” she said.
Now that the state government headed by Abang Johari is walking the talk, and as true blue Sarawakians, Sophia urged fellow Sarawakians to synchronise their support and soar high together like the hornbills.
What is good for Sarawak is good for Sarawakians, she said.— DayakDaily