AmanahRaya urged to roll out more outreach programmes


SIBU: AmanahRaya has been urged to roll out more outreach programmes such as ‘Jejak Waris’ to attract more Sarawakians to do succession planning.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri said this was the first time such programme was held here.

“This can be a pilot programme for us to explore although it is already quite common in the Peninsula,” Nancy told reporters after officiating at the AmanahRaya Bhd’s ‘Jejak Waris’ programme at Sibu Civic Centre yesterday.

She asked the media to help create awareness among the people on the existence and the role of AmanahRaya.

Nancy encouraged people to use the agency’s services to manage the succession planning of their property or asset rather than going for the conventional process that is done at district offices.

“In Sarawak, it is unique because the AmanahRaya officer-in-charge is also the probate officer,” said the Batang Sadong MP, adding that this would save people’s time and money.

In clarifying that AmanahRaya services are for everyone and not just for Muslims, she said many non-Muslims in the state have used the agency services.

Nancy said the agency has only one branch in Sarawak with limited staff strength. Only if more people utilise AmanahRaya can a request for more staff be justified..

“This is where we would like to see more Sarawakians start using the services of AmanahRaya,” she said.