FIVE years is a really short period of time. But that’s all that Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem is asking for.
While some may feel that little can be achieved in such a short period of time, our CM has already proven that he can achieve so much in just over one year in office.
Imagine what he could do during a complete term of five years.
Adenan has made his stance clear. He needs just five years to pursue his development plans for the State — and he needs a strong mandate from the people to fulfil this.
Why is a strong mandate necessary? A strong mandate will show everyone that Sarawakians are united. A strong mandate shows that Sarawakians are behind the choices Adenan makes to transform our State to ensure that urban and rural communities alike are able to attain a continuously improving standard of living.
A strong mandate shows that our CM truly speaks for each and everyone of us when he seeks funding for greater development to transform our State; when he seeks a fairer share of the royalties for the resources of our great State; when he continues to seek full autonomy in areas such as education; when he continues his policy of keeping extremists of all breeds away from our shores; when he protects the rights of all Sarawakians to worship freely.
Adenan has more than proven that he is the right man for the job of leading our great State.
We, the people of Sarawak, need to empower him so that he can do exactly that.
The story from The Borneo Post:
I can’t deliver if govt is weak — Adenan
MIRI: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has pointed out that he would not be able to carry out his development plans for Sarawak if Barisan Nasional (BN) does not win the next state election convincingly.
He reiterated his call for the people to give him five more years in office.
“There are many things that we can achieve together. We are now in a better and stronger position to negotiate with the federal government and make more money for Sarawak,” he said during the Aidilfitri ‘Melanggar Meja’ event in Sepupok, Niah on Thursday.
“If you want to have new facilities, we know what to do. During the election, vote for Barisan Nasional. If you want a weak government, I can’t deliver that, but with a strong government I can.”
He assured the people that he would not let them down and would fight for their interests and fulfil their needs, in particular with regards to development.
Adenan pointed out that Sarawak has stopped issuing permits for new timber concessions and plantations.
“There would be no more timber concessions and plantations as what we have now is more than enough. The land which is left now is for the people because we do not want village lands being seized for plantation purposes,” he said.
However, he pointed out that the state government supports the plantation concept of the Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra), Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) and Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), which safeguards the people’s Native Customary Rights (NCR) land.