Wan Junaidi hopes Borneo MPs will bring infrastructure dev’t to Sarawak, Sabah as promised in MA63

Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

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KUCHING, Dec 3: Former de facto Law Minister Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar hopes the Borneo lawmakers leading their respective ministries would bring much needed infrastructure development to Sarawak and Sabah as promised in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) pact.

Wan Junaidi said he is optimistic to see more exciting development taking place that will benefit the people in Sarawak and Sabah with the appointment of Datuk Sri Fadillah Yusof as the first ever Sarawakian to be chosen as Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia coupled with the Plantation and Commodities Minister portfolio.

He said as for Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi, his appointment as the Works Minister, also a senior portfolio in the cabinet, gives hope that adequate focus will be given on the overall development in Sarawak and Sabah.

“When I was in the cabinet, many times I had voiced out my views on the importance of having a representative from either Sarawak or Sabah for this Ministry simply because it is time that we too enjoy the same development in Peninsular Malaysia.

“The development of Malaysia has been too Peninsula-centric or Kuala Lumpur-centric to be exact.

“Compared to other states in Peninsular Malaysia, we are very much left behind in terms of basic infrastructure namely connectivity, schools, hospitals, electricity as well as phone and Internet services,” he said in a statement today.

At the same time, Wan Junaidi added that Dato Sri Nancy Shukri is aptly appointed as the Women, Family and Community Development Minister.

He said the country would benefit greatly having her leading the Ministry, not just because of her credentials and experience, but also her passion, dedication and most importantly heart in carrying out duties to serve the rakyat.

Wan Junaidi also congratulated the appointment of Dato Tiong King Sing as the Tourism Minister, saying that he looked forward to Tiong reviving the country’s tourism sector in this post-Covid-19 era.

“To Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang, congratulations on your appointment as the National Unity Minister.

“I feel that having a Sarawakian to head this portfolio is spot on as we certainly can share our experience on how to live harmoniously, despite differences in culture and religion,” he added. – DayakDaily