Sarawak registers highest foreign investment this year — Awang Tengah


Awang Tengah (third left), Dr Abdul Rahman (second left), Asfia (fourth left) and Sum (second right) perform the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the launching of K1M exhibition.

LAWAS: Sarawak received RM6.8 billion in foreign investment during the first quarter of this year.

Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the amount was the highest among the states including Selangor and Penang.

He said this was made possible by the good leadership of former Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

“And now all the existing policies are continued by the new Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem to ensure the state’s economy continues to grow and attract foreign investors,” he said during the launching the state-level 1Malaysia Community Convention here yesterday.

Among others present at the event were State Legislative Assembly speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar, Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong and Bukit Kota assemblyman Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.

Awang Tengah also reminded the people to treasure unity, solidarity and mutual understanding despite belonging to different races and religions.

“We also need to understand that Sabah and Sarawak together formed a country called Malaysia along with other states and not that we joined Malaysia.

“Thus, immigration control is our right which was agreed to since the formation of Malaysia,” he explained.

Commenting on the event, he said 1Malaysia Community (K1M) should be the focal point for villagers to obtain accurate information on various issues such as education, economy and social development.

A total of 234 K1M from 33 districts participated in the convention.