Abang Johari tells unity govt to prioritise country’s future

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KUCHING: The Unity Government must prioritise the future of Malaysia with the aim of advancing the country.

In stating this, Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said it is important for the country to be on par with its neighbouring countries.

“We (Malaysia) are confronted with many challenges, and in the context of Sarawak, as Indonesia plans to develop its new capital city, Nusantara, in East Kalimantan. Should Sarawak just watch (without taking action)?

“That is why I thank the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for allocating a huge fund for the (development) of our borders.

“Let Tebedu (border) be on par with the Entikong border in Kalimantan, and not the other way around where Kalimantan takes the lead,” he said during the Unity Government National Convention held at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (May 14).

Abang Johari, who is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman, said Sarawak will play its role in contributing to the development of the country so that it remains competitive with neighbouring countries.

“We must reform our economy. It must be based on new economy. It is no longer business as usual.

“That is why we must move towards a sustainable economy, an economy based on renewable energy and enabling the children of Malaysia to contribute according to their capabilities,” he said.

On another note, he said GPS will continue to work with the Unity Government to elevate the country’s status and pursue ongoing development.

 “The position of GPS has always been to work with a stable government that puts its energy into developing the country.

“We are not talking about just for the Malaysia population’s sake, but we must be competitive in the world today,” said Abang Johari.

Leaders and representatives from the 19 political parties in the Unity Government converged for the convention.