KUCHING, Feb 3,2016:
All eyes are set on the dissolution of the Sarawak state assembly after Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem discussed details of the state election with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Putrajaya yesterday.
Adenan, who returned to Kuching earlier today, refused to reveal the details of the meeting but made it clear that election matters were discussed.
“I had a very good meeting with the PM last night. That is all I can say for now,” said Adenan when pressed for the date of dissolution.
The current assembly expires on June 20, and last Saturday, Adenan announced April 30 as the proposed polling date and April 18 as nomination date to Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Besatu Sarawak members at a retreat in Santubong.
“I will call for a press conference when the time arise. For now, you all (media) will have to wait for that day,” said Adenan after witnessing the signing ceremony of Power Purchasing Agreement between Sarawak Energy Berhad and Malaysian Phosphate Additives (Sarawak) Sdh Bhd here earlier.
Political observers believed the dissolution date will be announced sometime in March 20 right after the last leg of Sejiwa, Senada Sarawak 2016 in Mukah.
The event is a state government roadshow which aims to reach out to the people throughout the state on the current administration’s effort in governing the state.
Adenan told the business community to carry out their activities to help Sarawak become a high-income state by 2030.
“We will be 10 years behind the rest of the country as everyone is eyeing 2020, but we want to be realistic with our aim,” Adenan said.
Under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy initiative, the state has attracted more than RM30 billion investment, with 83% of the investment is in Samalaju Industrial Park in Bintulu.
“The civil service should stay out of business and stick to their core business, which is governing the state.
“Let the private sector do what they are supposed to do. Only then will Sarawak continue to grow,” said Adenan.