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Sibu’s entreprenuers to play key role in SCORE

SIBU has always been known as a centre of entrepreneurship for Sarawak.

Although I am from Kuching, I have to admit that Sibu is a powerhouse when it comes to successful businessmen.

The town has indeed transformed in recent years and that is very much to do with the vision and success of its many entrepreneurs.

Now Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud has said that the town’s entrepreneurs will play a key role in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) and Tanjung Manis Halal Hub.

Pehin Sri Taib pointed out that the latter in particular would be a big driving force behind Sibu’s future transformation into a centre for technical, financial and educational support.

“Sibu recognises much more the power of the economy than any other places in Sarawak.

“Sibu businessmen are aggressive, bold and they have the entrepreneurship skills,” he is quoted as saying.

He said it was such entrepreneurship that had made Sibu folk successful.

With such a culture, Pehin Sri Taib said the town would have a major role in helping to make Sarawak become Malaysia’s richest state by 2030.

There will be so many business opportunities opening up thanks to SCORE and the halal hub.

Even smaller players could supply services such as cleaning, food, and accommodation to the various industries.

The workers will also want somewhere to shop and spend their weekends or days off and Sibu would be a natural choice.

The Chief Minister pointed out that in an open society such as ours, there are opportunities for hard-working people and those with vision to progress and succeed.

“I admire our society because now even cake-makers and plant sellers can become millionaires,” said Pehin Sri Taib.

He also reminded the people to continue to help maintain political stability and racial harmony, as the two factors had contributed much to the progress of the state and the prosperity of the people.

“Because our country is peaceful, people have the chance to climb up the ladder of success. That is the greatest thing about Malaysia,” he said.

The Star’s report:

Town has the entrepreneurs capable of exploiting SCORE and halal hub in Tanjung Manis

SIBU: Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud has assured that neither Mukah nor Tanjong Manis would make Sibu less important.

In fact, he said, Sibu would continue to flourish because of the many economic activities happening in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Taib specifically said the halal hub in Tanjong Manis would be a big driving force behind Sibu’s future transformation into a centre for technical, financial and educational support.

Besides, he said, Sibu had the one element that other parts of Sarawak could not compare – entreprenuership.

Associations Sarawak president Wong Aik Loung (fourth from left), Ying (third from left), Wong (second from left) and United Chinese Association Sibu president Datuk Lau Nai Hoh (left).

“Sibu recognises much more the power of the economy than any other places in Sarawak. Sibu businessmen are agressive, bold and they have the entrepreneurship skills,” he said at the opening of the 1Malaysia Cultural Village (1MCV) here on Saturday night.

He said it was such entrepreneurship that had made people like Ying Tieng Chai, the owner of the 1MCV successful.

He added that with a population made of people like Ying, the town would have a major role in helping to make Sarawak become Malaysia’s richest state by 2030.

The Chief Minister who represented Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who was unable to come due to prior committments, said Najib wanted him to convey publicly that he (Najib) was very impressed by Ying’s effort in building the facility and naming it 1MCV.

According to Taib, in our open society, there are opportunities for hard working people and people with a vision to progress and become rich.

“I admire our society because now even cake makers and plant sellers can become millionaires,” Taib said, referring to Ying whose businesses included landscaping and selling various species of plants.

He added that small people like Ying who were hardworking and had the entrepreneurship skills deserved to be rewarded.

Taib reminded the people to continue to help maintain the political stability and racial harmony, saying the two factors had contributed much to the progress of the state and the prosperity of the people.

“Because our country is peaceful, people have the chance to climb up the ladder of success. That is the greatest thing about Malaysia,” he said.

The Chief Minister pointed out that because there was unity and peace, our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had multiplied by eight times, a feat few other countries could achieve.

Taib later launched the “1Malaysia 1HuaZhong” slogan to mark the 35th anniversary of United Chinese Association (UCA), Sibu.

He commended UCA Sibu and the Federation of Chinese Associations, Sarawak (FCAS) for their committment to unite the various Chinese associations under one umbrella.

Later Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh announced that the Prime Minister had agreed to give a grant of RM300,000 to UCA Sibu and RM200,000 to FCAS.

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