KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said he is giving his full support to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak because he sees the Prime Minister as a man who is concerned with and friendly to Sarawak.
“Sarawak is way behind other states, especially those in Peninsular Malaysia, and we have a lot of catching up to do. And in the present Prime Minister, I see a man who is concerned about this, about our economic and social state, and he is trying to do the best he can (to help Sarawak).
“That is why I support him,” Adenan told Benama in an interview at his office here today.
The interview team was led by Bernama chairman Datuk Seri Azman Ujang.
Adenan said the Prime Minister had allocated billions of ringgit for the development of Sarawak, including RM16 billion for the Pan Borneo Highway project.
He said that since becoming Prime Minister, Najib had visited Sarawak 47 times and had been willing to spend billions of ringgit on the state even at a time when the Malaysian economy was not doing well.
“He (Najib) doesn’t come empty-handed. Even his walkabouts alone amounted to nearly RM2.5 billion,” Adenan said.
He added that Najib understood the situation in Sarawak.
“So, that’s why I support him. Nothing to do with 1MDB or whatever. I look out for the interest of Sarawak,” he said.
“My policy is whoever out there is friendly to Sarawak, can help us, I befriend him,” Adenan said.