Hornbill Unleashed

May 30, 2017

Abang Johari explains plans to develop LRT service in Sarawak

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg has explained to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri on plans to develop the Light Rail Transit (LRT) services in the state.

Nancy, the minister responsible for the Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD) and Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) for Sarawak and Sabah, said the description of the project was among matters discussed in the meeting that lasted for almost an hour.

She said her courtesy call to the chief minister yesterday, was to provide information on her position and portfolio, primarily those concerning Sarawak, in terms of public transport.

“We have listened to the chief minister’’s explanation on LRT in the state, and I need to know what the goal is, and how can I help as a federal minister,” she told reporters after the courtesy call at the Wisma Bapa Malaysia here yesterday.

In March, Abang Johari said the state government would formulate long-term plans that included the introduction of LRT services that would link Kuching, Samarahan and Serian, adding the journey would take 30 minutes.

Nancy, who is also Batang Sadong MP, said they had also discussed issues related to her constituency such as housing, programmes for the community, business licences and others, and received positive feedback from Abang Johari.

Source : Bernama



  1. Abang Johari did not seem to understand the sentiments of Sarawakians who felt that there were many more urgent and important things the CM should focus on instead of the LRT. By suspending the demand for 20% petroleum royalty Abang Johari was already incurring the wrath of Sarawakians who are sceptical of his leadership ability and commitment in dealing with an Umno Baru controlled Putrajaya. Infact Abang Johari may inadvertently cut short his tenure as CM of Sarawak.

    Comment by Mat Som — May 30, 2017 @ 8:32 PM | Reply

  2. Idea was good but perhaps premature. Even Sarawakians living in Kuching are still sceptical of the real impacts, efficiency and benefits of the central sewage system which cost tax payers hundreds of millions or even more than one billion.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — May 30, 2017 @ 12:30 PM | Reply

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