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Prime Minister’s wish for free education

Published on: Friday 05 August 2022

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“I have been to three places and if all goes well in the planning, we will find an approach (combining the best of both worlds) because we are both a resource and a non-resource (economy based). We can generate funds for the future,” said Abang Johari.

LIMBANG: Free higher education for all Sarawakians in the future is Sarawak Prime Minister Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg’s wish as he celebrated his 72nd birthday on Thursday. ambition to provide free higher education. “I have been to three places and if all goes well in the planning, we will find an approach (combining the best of both worlds) because we are both a resource and a non-resource (economy based). We can generate funds for the future,” said Abang Johari at the inauguration of the new Limbang Museum here.

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The three places he was referring to are Norway, which is a resource-based economy, Singapore, which is not a resource-based economy, and the UK with its world-class fund management companies. “Our income has increased. This is why I dare to propose that we set up a sovereign wealth fund which will be our reserve fund (savings) to ensure the future. According to the books, we could be the first state to have a sovereign wealth fund,” he said. Commenting on the new Limbang Museum, Abang Johari said it will be an important center not only as a tourist attraction, but also as a reference and archive of historical material, as well as information on the development of Limbang. According to him, the importance of the role of the museum was highlighted when the Sarawak government began to study documents related to the establishment of Malaysia in the Museum of London, as a basis for recovering the rights of Sarawak which had been eroded.

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“When we discussed MA63 (Malaysia Agreement 1963), we already have the correct facts from the records stored in the museum,” he said. For him, the new Limbang Museum has a personal attachment, since its site was once the district officers’ quarters which was his hometown in 1950. today. I didn’t (even) expect to become your boss. Hopefully we will have a long healthy life to continue doing good to people.
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