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Assalamualaikum, Selamat Datang, Salam Ibu Pertiwiku and welcome to my office website.


Praise and thanks be to Allah SWT for only by His grace and providence that I can be appointed as the sixth Chief Minister of Sarawak on 13th January 2017 after the sudden demise of my predecessor, the late Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem on 11th January 2017.


I wish to thank my party colleagues and company party members of Barisan Nasional for the trust and confidence that they have in me to helm the state government. To the people of Sarawak, I would like to say thank you to all of you for your support toward me to continue working to make Sarawak a better place for all of us. I am the Chief Minister for all the people of Sarawak regardless of your race, religious background or your political inclination.


Sarawak needs to leapfrog from a conventional to a digital economy. The usual way of developing the economy will not bring Sarawak on par with the rest of the world that has taken advantage of digital technologies. Therefore, efforts in earnest are being taken and will be taken to transform Sarawak into a digital economy powerhouse.


While in the pursuit of a digital transformation, we will continue to negotiate with the Federal Government to return the powers of the state according to the Federal Constitution, the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the Inter-Governmental Committee Reports and Recommendation that had been eroded over the years. The State Government will also continue to focus on the provision of infrastructure and public facilities in the rural areas, especially the need to replace more than 1,000 dilapidated schools all over the State.


The setting up of the Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) provides us with a new financial model to finance strategic projects to boost the economy. We cannot be waiting for help every time and DBOS is a resource for us to expedite development in the state without depleting our reserves. Another strategic move that we have taken is the formation of PETROS, Sarawaks first and very own oil company. I am confident that PETROS will be the flagship vehicle for our participation in the upstream development of our oil and gas resources alongside the national oil company.


We will continue to enhance our racial unity according to the unique model that we have been nurturing all these whiles that is based on respect towards each others religious beliefs and culture. We maintain our firm stand not to allow outside elements to sow seeds of discord among our people as no one stands to gain from disunity and divisiveness. Sarawak is peaceful and harmonious and let us keep it that way.


This website shall include articles, pictures, videos, my public speeches as well as news and updates on Sarawak. I sincerely hope that it can provide you with the information that you may need and I welcome comments and critiques to make it better.

Thank you and happy surfing.

Sincerely,


Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg

Chief Minister of Sarawak

Assalamualaikum, Selamat Datang and welcome to my office website.

Praise and thanks be to Allah SWT for by His grace and providence that I am able to helm the State as its fifth Chief Minister. Please allow me to thank the people of Sarawak for their support towards me as Chief Minister for all Sarawakians regardless of our religious beliefs, racial backgrounds and political inclinations. 

I will continue to pursue the sound economic development policies that have been set by my predecessor, the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) programme in particular, in order to transform Sarawak into a high income and developed State by the year 2020.

Equally important, we are putting tremendous efforts to create a trustworthy government that is free from corruption. We have made some success in weeding out corruption in the timber industries and cyber gambling. There will be no let up until we can completely wipe out corruption and instil a culture of integrity and the “fear of God” in the civil service. 

Sarawak’s economy is strong with a substantial reserves and favourable credit ratings but we want to increase the government’s revenue by way of increased oil and gas royalty and participation in the oil and gas industries. We need more funds to expedite the Sarawak’s development, especially in the rural areas.  This year the State Government will be spending an additional of RM500 million to provide more facilities and amenities in areas far from our cities and main towns. Our development policy is very much rural-biased as the rural areas, being much less developed, need more of our attention than urban areas.

We shall continue to enhance our racial unity according to the unique model that we have been nurturing all these whiles that is based on respect towards each other’s religious beliefs and culture. We maintain our firm stand not to allow outside elements to sow seeds of discord among our people as no one stands to gain from disunity and divisiveness.

We will also continue to listen to the voices of our people and work for their benefits. We have reduced electricity rates for domestic and commercial consumers. We have abolished tolls on bridges and all ferry charges are standardised to RM1 only.  To further soften the impact of rising cost of living, we have decided that the State Government absorbs GST imposed on all local council services.  We are looking forward to do more for the benefits of the people in the next five years.

To provide you with information that you may need, this site includes an archive of articles and publications as well as latest news about Sarawak. You can read my speeches delivered at various occasions in and outside Sarawak that should provide you the overall picture of what we have done for Sarawak and its people since I first assumed office.

I welcome your comments and critiques and sincerely hope that this website can assist you with information that you may need so that we can work together to make a better Sarawak for all of us.

Thank you and happy surfing.

Yours sincerely,

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