THE State Barisan Nasional launched its manifesto Give TeamAdenan A Chance yesterday. The manifesto also highlighted Sarawak BN’s achievements particularly under our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
The facts speak for themselves. #TeamAdenan
Here are some of the highlights thanks to Bernama:
The Sarawak Barisan Nasional has:
1. Upheld Sarawak’s Rights
– We successfully negotiated the Devolution of Power to the State of Sarawak and secured 13 provisions of administrative empowerment.
– To protect our sovereignty, we expelled many illegal immigrants and will continue to do so.
– The Federal Government agreed that Bumiputera in Sarawak will not be classified as ‘Others’ or ‘Lain- lain’.
– The Federal Government has agreed that there are categories for all natives in Sarawak in official Government forms or documents.
– We have also avowed that the local Chinese community will not be termed as ‘Pendatang’.
2. Safeguarded Sarawak’s Harmony
– We have assured that everyone is free to practice their own religion. There is no restriction on the use of the word ‘Allah’ provided it is done with respect.
– No restriction on the usage of Bahasa Malaysia Bibles in the State.
– We have provided assistance for the building of temples, mosques and churches.
– We have no tolerance for racists and we have barred the entry of bigots and extremists into the State.
3. Protected Sarawak’s Environment
– Sarawak BN Government has stopped issuing new timber licences and State land for commercial plantation.
– We have also cancelled or stopped renewing 84 Occupational Ticket (OT) licences for timber extraction.
– 36 sawmills closed down.
– International scholars and naturalists have conducted research in our national parks.
– NGOs have collaborated with the State to protect our environment including combating illegal logging.
– 903,769.40 hectares or 90 per cent of the targeted one million hectares to be declared as Totally Protected Areas (TPAs) have been achieved.
4. Guaranteed Sarawakians’ Land Rights
– 448,947 hectares of NCR land was approved for development.
– Section 5 (5A) of the Sarawak Land Code amended. This has enabled the Bumiputera of Sarawak to acquire NCR land outside of their own community, thereby enhancing opportunities to develop NCR land.
– Original terms of the parent title to sub-divided plots was retained.
– This has erased landowners’ anxiety and guaranteed the land tenure.
– 748,167 hectares of NCR land was surveyed, surpassing the targeted 730,000 hectares.
– As at 31st March 2016:
218,381 titles were issued under Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code;
416,029 titles have been issued under Section 13 of the Sarawak Land Code;
373 areas totalling 538,945 hectares have been gazetted as Native Communal Reserve.
5. Provided Housing Facilities for the Poor
– 33,871 homes were built for families classified as poor and hardcore poor in the past five years.
– About RM600 million was spent under Program Bantuan Rumah (PBR) over the past five years, to build or repair houses.
– Additional 6,147 homes were built under the Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) programme and Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR).
Kampung Extension Scheme
– 52,045 lots were made available in Kampung Extension Schemes and Resettlement Schemes throughout the State.
6. Increased Assistance to the Poor and Less Fortunate
– We have increased the welfare assistance with an extra RM50 per month for the less fortunate.
– Nearly 8,500 families have been out of poverty through the 1AZAM programme between 2011 and 2015.
– Longhouse Loan Scheme
RM50 million was approved for this scheme;
The maximum loan amount has been increased from RM10,000 to RM50,000; and
2,891 applicants benefited from the scheme through an allocation of RM30.9 million since 2010.
– Women Entrepreneurs from low-income households in Sarawak have been provided with more than RM188 million in microcredit from Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) in 2015.
7. Advanced Opportunities for Education and Training
– We have established 54 public and 34 private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the State with a capacity of about 30,000 trainees.
– Petronas has agreed to implement education and technical skills development programmes and facilities in Sarawak with a total value of RM420 million, for a five-year period.
– Skills Training Institutes
Public: 1980 – 3; 2016 – 54
Private: 1980- 1; 2016 – 34
– Institutions of Higher Learning
Public: 1980 – 3; 2016 – 5
Private: 1980 – 0; 2016 – 7
– Government Primary Schools
1963 – 981
2000 – 1,260
2016 – 1,263
– Government Secondary Schools
1963 – 67
2000 – 163
2016 – 189
8. Assisted Chinese Education
– The Sarawak BN Government has provided financial support to Chinese independent schools in recognition of their contribution to the State:
~ RM3 million in 2014
~ RM4 million in 2015
~ RM5 million in 2016
– We have given recognition to the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) for Yayasan Sarawak loans and scholarship. UEC holders can apply to enter the State Civil Service.
– More higher education opportunities in Sarawak’s public and private universities
9. Greater Jobs and Business Opportunities
– In 2014 and 2015, Sarawak recorded the second highest investment in the nation after Johor, with a value of RM9.6 billion and RM11.8 billion, respectively.
– RM31 billion investments were approved in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
– 16,000 new jobs were generated in SCORE since its launch in 2008.
– Sarawak has also engaged in more meaningful participation in the oil and gas industry. Petronas has awarded contracts to Sarawak companies, with a baseline value of RM2.1 billion since 2014.
– From 2012 to 2015, 37 projects with facilitation fund amounting to RM138.05 million was approved.
– More than RM233 million in loans were provided for entrepreneurs in Sarawak in 2015.
– More than RM20 million in loans were provided for 3,417 entrepreneurs throughout the State in 2015.
10. Rural Transformation with More Roads, Water and Electricity Supply
Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak
– Construction has begun on the 1,089km Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak as promised in the GE13 and expected to be completed in 2021.
– More than 1,400km of rural roads were built throughout Sarawak during the 10th Malaysia Plan.
– 471,425 households or 80 per cent of households in Sarawak have received treated water supply. Of this, 84,339 new households had received treated water supply under the 10th Malaysia Plan.
– 513,170 households or 90 per cent of households in Sarawak have received 24-hour electricity supply. Of this, 66,000 new households had received 24-hour electricity supply under the 10th Malaysia Plan.
Rural Transformation Projects
– 1,349 projects have been completed.
11. Improved Telecommunications
– For better connectivity throughout the State, we have increased the cellular penetration rate from 40 per 100 people in 2010 to 113 per 100 people in 2015.
– Broadband Coverage
2010 – 40.2 per cent
2015 – 78.3 per cent
– Broadband for General Population 1,237.4 km
– Tower 352 sites
– Pusat Internet 1Malaysia (PI1M) 93 sites
– WiFi Community 835 sites
– 3G Expansion 395 sites
– Rural Broadband 448 ports
9,000 km Fiberisation
705 telecommunications towers were built
12. Enhanced Access to Healthcare
– Over the past five years, BN Government has strived to improve the quality of healthcare for the people and to provide greater access for those in need of health services.
Government Hospitals: 1980 – 15; 2016 – 23
Government Doctors: 1980 – 165; 2016 – 2,581
Type of Clinics
Maternal and Child: 2012 – 194; 2016 – 203
Health Clinic: 2012 – 14; 2016 – 32
1Malaysia Clinic: 2012 – 8; 2016 – 32
Flying Doctor Service: 108 localities covered; 27,936 patient arrivals
13. Addressed Rising Cost of Living
Land Rent – We have abolished the land rent to ease the burden of landowners, especially among the low-income group.
Assessment Rates – We have reduced the assessment rates for residential properties ranging from 10 per cent to 100 per cent.
1Harga 1Sarawak – Through this programme we have ensured that prices of certain goods remain at the same rate especially in our rural areas.
KR1M – Through the 1Malaysia People’s Shop throughout Sarawak we have helped consumers by providing lower prices for most daily goods.
Assistance to Fishermen – We provided assistance to more than 8,500 fishermen all over Sarawak in 2015.
BR1M – Your BN Government has constantly upgraded and widened this scheme from 2012 until now to include more recipients in need.
Sarawak BN Government has Made Sarawak a TOLL-FREE State
– NO MORE TOLL for
~ Lanang Bridge in Sibu
~ ASEAN Bridge in Miri
~ Tun Salahuddin Bridge in Kuching
Sarawak BN Government has Reduced Fares for Ferry Services
– All ferry service fares have been reduced from RM5, RM10 or RM15 to only RM1.
Sarawak BN Government has Reduced Electricity Tariff
– Domestic tariff REDUCED between 2 per cent and 40 per cent
– Commercial tariff REDUCED between 15 per cent and 50 per cent
– Industrial tariff REDUCED between 8 per cent and 11 per cent
– On average, 100,000 consumers in Sarawak are receiving free electricity supply
– Government subsidy for consumers with monthly electricity bills below RM20
Sarawak BN Government Bears the Cost of GST for Local Council Services
– You will not be charged GST on Local Council Services as it is absorbed by Sarawak BN Government