CM attributes state’s agro-development to late Daniel Tajem

Posted on : 29 May 2018  Source of News: borneo post online

(From right) Ivy accompanies Abang Johari and Juma’ani as the couple pay their last respects to Tajem.

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is grateful to have played a part in the formation of Sarawak Fishermen Association and Sarawak Farmers Association – thanks to the opportunity given to him by the late Dato Sri Daniel Tajem.

The two associations are regarded as vital components in the state’s agricultural development.

According to Abang Johari, former deputy chief minister Tajem was a man who was willing to share responsibilities with anyone whom he trusted, including him (Abang Johari).

“I was the assistant minister under him (Tajem) at the time when he was the Minister of Agriculture and Community Development. I learned a lot from him,” he told reporters after paying his last respects to Tajem yesterday.

Adding on, Abang Johari said during his tenure as assistant minister, he was asked by Tajem to assist in the areas of fisheries and farming, which led to the formation of the two associations.

“Sarawak has lost a leader in Dato Sri Daniel Tajem,” he said.

Abang Johari was accompanied by his wife Datin Patinggi Dato Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang during the visit to the house at Jalan Urat Mata here, where he offered consolation to the widow Datin Sri Ivy Tajem and other family members.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, and Assistant Minister of Native Laws and Customs Datuk John Sikie Tayai were also present.