Sarawak needs development manifesto – CM

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KUCHING: Sarawak needs a manifesto to make it easier for the people to understand the wave of development happening in the next five years.

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said the manifesto would re-emphasise the country’s desire to be great by making sure that the state has a solid foundation in a stable government and the people’s unity. It will also include Sarawak’s shift to a different kind of economic model.

“One thing people don’t understand is that to develop a country when you have limited resources such as money, manpower, ability to think, and conquer problems, not everything can be done in one go,” he said.

Taib added that he did not want to promise anything that he could not do or implement something the people can’t respond to.

He said this after attending a graduation and award presentation ceremony of Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak campus at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) yesterday.

Taib added that Sarawak would also be building a website to provide information about the government and help dispel any wrong perceptions people might have.

On the next election, he stressed that it was not easy for one person to make a decision that would affect some two million people.

On the chances of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Taib said that they needed a definite proposal, even in bare outlines, before they can talk about forming the government.