Chief Minister receives ringing endorsement from his predecessor for achievements in his first year in office
SIBU: Among all the accolades Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has received for his leadership so far, the most significant one comes from his predecessor, Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Speaking at the launch of Laila Taib College (KLT) Mukah Campus here yesterday, Taib pledged his full support to Adenan, giving the latter and his cabinet a ringing endorsement.
“I hereby give my guarantee that for as long I live, I will fully support him (Adenan),” he said.
Taib added that he was confident Adenan would complete the implementation of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) industrialisation project.
“The people will support him because they know they can trust him with his many years of experience running Sarawak Foundation.
“I do believe the new leadership knows fully the emphasis of our education policy to provide more technical training in order to prepare our children for better job prospects in technical field the future,” he said.
The 35-acre KLT Mukah Campus sited within Mukah Education Hub will be constructed in two phases, costing about RM336 million.
The construction of the campus, which can accommodate up to 7,000 students, will commence in June and is expected to be completed in 30 months.
The first phase involved the building of two-storey blocks that will incorporate four faculties, two four-storey blocks of student residential, a surau, two two-storey auditorium, a single-storey cafeteria, a three-storey building for administration and student resource centre, as well as a full-sized field with 400m track.
Second phase of the project will comprise a grandstand, multipurpose hall, auditoriums and student hostels.
Taib’s wife Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib, Adenan and his wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Jamilah Anu, State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Second Finance Minister and Local Government and Community Development Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh and Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah, were present at the function, which also celebrated Taib’s first anniversary as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri.