SIBU — Feb. 20, 2018: Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has categorically stated that no political party from outside can determine the future of Sarawak.
“We must be united. Only Sarawak leaders can determine the future of Sarawak. Only Sarawakians, nobody else,” he said at a Chinese New Year celebration organised by the United Chinese Associations of Sibu last night.
And as far as the state is concerned, opposition parties like the DAP and PKR are irrelevant.
Abang Johari also said that Sarawakians should embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the digital age to achieve the goal of making Sarawak a developed state by 2030.
He also touched on the setting up of the Upper Rajang Development Agency to oversee the development of Kapit division and some part of Kanowit and Bintulu.
He further reiterated that the state government would continue with efforts to reclaim the state’s rights and power under the Malaysia Agreement.
According to Abang Johari, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had responded positively to this at the PBB convention last week by announcing the setting up of a committee at the federal level to negotiate with the state. — Bernama