Sarawak is Germany’s pick to invest in energy transition, says PM

Anwar (seated centre) flanked by Abang Johari (on his right) and Fadillah (on his left) photographed during Sarawak-level Breaking of Fast Madani event held at Al-Mutaqqin Mosque in Kota Samarahan on March 30, 2024. Photo credit: Sarawak Information Department

By Shikin Louis

KOTA SAMARAHAN, March 30: Germany has picked Sarawak as its potential investment destination for energy transition compared to other Malaysian states, says Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He said that during his recent trip to Berlin and Hamburg in Germany earlier this month, the country has been monitoring Malaysia’s potential, especially Sarawak’s, due to its clear economic policy.


“When there is political stability, such as in Sarawak and Malaysia in general, we can focus on main policies.

“When I go to Germany with the hard-working civil service, they (Germany) already know and are only waiting for our explanation, and then, our foreign investment grows bigger.

“That is why in Germany, I expressed how proud I am because when I discussed (with the investors), I told them about (potential investment destination) in Johor and Kulim High Tech Park (Kedah), but in terms of energy, they (Germany) said Sarawak is their pick.

“Therefore, I congratulate you (Sarawak). That is why our policy must be clear and responsible,” he said during the Sarawak-level Breaking of Fast Madani event held at Al-Mutaqqin Mosque here today.

Earlier, Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, in his speech, thanked Anwar for promoting Sarawak to the world.

“Yang Amat Berhormat (Anwar), I wish to thank you because when you went abroad, you did not forget to mention Sarawak. Thank you for promoting Sarawak,” he said.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof; Deputy Premiers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian; Federal Minister of Women, Family and Community Development-cum-Santubong MP Dato Sri Nancy Shukri; Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek; Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad; and Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. — DayakDaily