Saturday, August 15

‘PH reps to get funds if GPS MPs given same allocation’


THE SARAWAK government will consider providing allocation under Minor Rural Projects (MRP) to Pakatan Harapan (PH) elected state representatives as a reciprocal move should the federal government provide similar allocation to members of parliament of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).

In stating this, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said there was a need for both political factions to work together for the interests of Sarawak and for the benefit of all Sarawakians.

“We are now living in a different environment and political landscape. I think these are exciting times.

“We shall work hard to ensure that Sarawak will continue to exert our rights and prosper,” he told the august house in his winding-up speech yesterday.

“We shall work closely together with the new federal government which promises to be fair and efficient. We shall also work closely together among ourselves here in Sarawak, as we develop GPS, forging new alliances in the interests of Sarawak and for the benefit of all Sarawakians,” he said.

He reminded all elected representatives to work hard to deliver to the people in the rural communities basic infrastructure to improve their wellbeing and to deliver to people in the urban centres investment and job opportunities.

Abang Johari also announced that the Sarawak government will allocate funds capped at RM1 million to each GPS elected representative for their respective constituencies to implement ‘Program Baik Pulih Rumah’ under ‘Program Perumahan Rakyat Termiskin’ (PPRT) this year.

“Most importantly, we shall continue to improve our policies and to run our government institutions professionally so that our economy is capable of creating good jobs, especially for our brightest and best,” he concluded.