Adenan: I support Najib because he cares about Sarawak

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SERIAN: Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem yesterday explained he supports the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak because the Prime Minister cares a lot about and understands Sarawak’s needs.

The Chief Minister said Najib whois the sixth prime minister had shown himself to be more sympathetic towards Sarawak compared to the previous prime ministers.

“I support him not because of 1MDB or anything like that, but Najib Tun Razak as the 6th prime minister has proven to be more caring and understanding of Sarawak. He visited Sarawak almost 50 times, probably much more than the visits of other prime ministers combined.

“We are lucky to have a Prime Minister who is sympathetic towards Sarawak. He has pledged RM3 billion worth of projects to Sarawak and even with the economic downturn, he agreed to give RM16 billion for Pan Borneo Highway project,” he said at the Leaders Meet The People session at Kampung Rasau near here yesterday.

He also said Najib had agreed with many of Sarawak’s requests, including the devolution of powers from federal to Sarawak, to no longer classify Sarawak Bumiputeras as ‘lain-lain’ and to increase the number of local teachers in Sarawak to 90 percent within the next three years.

“I am looking after Sarawakians’ interests. Anyone out there who wants to help and can help Sarawak, I will be his friend. This prime minister cares for us in Sarawak”.