By Wilfred Pilo
KUCHING, Nov 9: The RM100 million allocation under the state Budget 2020 is a commitment from the Sarawak government on the role of the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK).
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government is very supportive of the JKKK.
“We must not be worried on the welfare and the role of our JKKK in Sarawak, even though we do not seem to have the support from the federal government on the matter. The chief minister (Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg) said he is ready to look for funds for the state as we have our resources.
“This is also for Sarawak to be self-sufficient and to protect the sovereignty that we live in,” he said at the Taman Malihah Phase 1 and 2 JKKKs fund raising dinner at Penview Convention Centre, Demak Laut, here, yesterday.
Uggah said it is the government’s responsibility, being elected by the people, to help the community prosper especially the young generations being the leaders of tomorrow.
“Together, we must safeguard Sarawak’s interest so that those who do not want us to progress further will not destroy the state,” he added.
Uggah urged the JKKK of Taman Malihah Phase 1 and 2 to strengthen their role and carry out many activities that benefits the local community.
“The JKKK can help the community to prosper and have better livelihood in our fast-changing suburban environment.
“If the JKKK is strong, then their leaders and committee members will continue to be competitive and capable in making a difference to make their community progress in society,” he continued.
Uggah also announced an allocation of RM20,000 each to JKKK Taman Malihah Phase 1 and 2, as well as RM3,000 each to Taman Malihah Women Bureau Phase 1 and 2. He allocated another RM3,000 to Taman Malihah Cultural Troupe to carry out their activities.
At the dinner, he presented cash incentives to students from the two residential housing estates who did well in their academics.
Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman and organising chairman Adi Jala were present. — DayakDaily