Sarawak Premier’s Office: RM30 mln ‘tallest flagpole’ project funded by private sector, not State govt

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KUCHING, Jan 28: The Office of the Premier of Sarawak (OPS) has clarified that the RM30 million ‘tallest flag pole’ project is funded by the private sector, not the Sarawak government.

“This Office wishes to clarify that the project is funded by the private sector as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) contribution in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Sarawak as a party to the formation of Malaysia.

“The project shall include the development of the designated site as well as its vicinity and has no relation to the issue of MA63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963),” it said in a statement today.

OPS was referring to an article in the Borneo Post yesterday stating that the Sarawak government plans to erect the country’s tallest flagpole to fly the Sarawak flag in Petra Jaya.

Nevertheless, the Office mentioned that the flagpole would become part of the tourism infrastructure in Kuching as well as to show loyalty to Sarawak.

“Hopefully, it will become an inspiration for all Sarawakians to serve Sarawak,” it added. — DayakDaily