State Secretary, traders to meet on June 6 following seizure of bird nest products worth RM2.5 mln

Tiong King Sing

KUCHING, May 23: A meeting will be held this June 6 between the State Secretary and bird nest traders following the seizure of RM2.5 million in bird nest products by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation’s Sibu enforcement unit.

In a press statement, Dudong assemblyman Dato Sri Tiong King Sing said he brought up the issue to Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg during a Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) pre-council meeting recently.

“YAB Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg had immediately instructed the State Secretary of Sarawak to intervene and look into the issue at hand.

“I will lead the representatives of the aggrieved traders to the 3pm meeting at the State Secretary’s office to seek a win-win solution that is amicable to all parties,” he said.

The Bintulu MP urged representatives of the traders to prepare their documents to ensure the meeting progresses smoothly.

“The most important thing is to allow the case to reach a satisfactory conclusion within an amiable meeting of all parties involved. This also shows that the Sarawak government is serious and sincere in safeguarding the well-being and interests of the people,” he said.

Tiong added that no matter the outcome of the meeting, this case will serve as a benchmark for future communications between the government and the people.

“Therefore, we call on all enforcement units of the various departments to communicate well with the public in the future. We must ensure that the public clearly understands the relevant laws and regulations involved in any matter while maintaining public order and avoiding unnecessary conflicts, disputes, or misunderstandings.

“We also express our deepest gratitude to the Premier for lending his ear and expeditiously making the call to resolve this matter quickly. It displays the Sarawak government’s willingness to attend to the problems faced by the people,” he said. — DayakDaily