I have to thank our media friends who have asked me about the upcoming National Budget 2021 which will be tabled on 6 November which should focus on relieving the people’s burden amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Friday, 30 October 2020
Dalam ucapan perasmian di siri Jelajah Belia Sarawak 2020 peringkat kawasan dewan undangan negeri (DUN) Tupong di Kuching pada 30 Oktober lalu, saya telah berkata bahawa Kerajaan Sarawak pastinya akan menyalurkan lebih banyak dana untuk menambah serta meningkatkan kelajuan capaian internet dan digital di negeri ini.
Sesungguhnya kita amat bertuah kerana mempunyai seorang Ketua Menteri iaitu Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg yang begitu prihatin dan bersemangat dalam mentranformasikan ekonomi Sarawak daripada ekonomi konvensional kepada ekonomi berasaskan digital.
Kita juga merupakan negeri pertama di Malaysia yang mempunyai pihak berkuasa multimedia iaitu Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) yang memberikan fokus kepada usaha-usaha kita untuk membolehkan penembusan dan kelajuan capaian internet, khususnya di kawasan luar bandar dapat ditingkatkan.
Saya pasti akan lebih banyak dana akan disalurkan dalam usaha untuk menjadikan seluruh kawasan di negeri ini mempunyai kelajuan internet sekaligus memenuhi aspirasi beliau yang mahu menjadikan rakyat Sarawak termasuk golongan belia yang mempunyai kemahiran digital yang tinggi. Isu mengenai kelajuan capaian internet dan digital menjadi perkara yang sering disuarakan oleh belia di Sarawak, khususnya yang tinggal di kawasan pinggir bandar dan luar bandar.
Perkara ini seringkali diutarakan oleh golongan terbabit setiap kali kementerian itu melakukan atau melaksanakan siri jelajah belia di seluruh Sarawak.
Walaupun masalah kelajuan capaian internet tidak menjadi masalah dikawasan bandar namun keadaan berbeza apabila berada di kawasan luar bandar.
Kesukaran itu menjadikan perkara tersebut menjadi antara fokus yang sering diutarakan oleh belia agar kerajaan mempecepatkan proses menaik taraf kelajuan komunikasi digital di kawasan terlibat.
Saya turut menegaskan bahawa kepimpinan utama negeri kita amat faham akan situasi tersebut dan usaha ke arah penambahbaikan dalam meningkatkan penembusan serta kelajuan capaian internet terutama di kawasan luar bandar sentiasa dan sedang dilaksanakan.
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
We fully support the statement made by the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg who said our state election will happen when the time comes as there is no state of emergency declared.
As what he has mentioned, we also hope for the Election Commission (EC) or National Security Council (MKN), to come up with the appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that would allow an election to be conducted in a controlled environment so that it would not be dangerous. In fact, the EC will look at what has been implemented in Singapore and in New Zealandin order to get ideas on how to conduct election during this time of Covid-19.
Abang Johari had also pointed out that Sarawak did not have any option, as the state government’s term was coming to an end soon.With no emergency, the government institutions are still functioning as usual and for us in Sarawak because our mandate will end soon. Together with our Chief Minister, we are thankful to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for giving very good advice to politicians to not to politick too much and to people to stay united in this fight against Covid-19.
Recently the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg had called on our local fishermen’s association members to work closely with Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) and other agencies in preventing the encroachment of foreign fishermen in state's waters.
Kudos to Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and its efforts to groom some 1,000 local Grab drivers to become tourism ambassadors which is also the first of its kind being implemented in our country.
Saturday, 24 October 2020
I have recently called on our youths must improve themselves with the right knowledge and skills so that they can contribute to the brighter future for Sarawak as well as country. I have also informed them on their vital role in the development of a county and as future leaders.
They must be critical, and it is important for them to be aware of the responsibility in taking over as the future leaders and we need youths with leadership quality and the right mental capability. That is why we want youths to be educated, well mannered, aware of their surroundings and also God-fearing, because they are the future of the state and country.
I have made these remarks during the Jelajah Belia Sarawak 2020 programme for Demak Laut which was held at Penview Convention Centre in Demak Laut on 24 October. I am also proud of our local youths for having a patriotic spirit towards the state besides wanting to improve themselves to attain the next level.
Throughout the state, our youths have been nurtured with the right attitude and exposure that can make all of us proud and that is why I expressed hope that youths in Demak Laut will always have the spirit of competitiveness, be highly capable and at the same time, keep away from trouble.
It is understandable that during their youth, there is a sense of rebellion in them, but if they are following the wrong path or are easily influenced by social problems such as drugs and many others, it can lead them astray. I have pointed out that about 40 per cent of the state population comprises youths, and they are the ones who are expected to take over and provide continuity from the present leadership.
That is also why the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYSS) had organise programmes such as Jelajah Belia 2020 throughout the state, and that is why we need to get closer to the youths so as to mould and educate them in accordance with what has been required by the state and the country as a whole.