Sarawak vows to address household poverty


Desmond Davidson

Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg sticking a flag on a car at the launch of the state-level Fly the Jalur Gemilang month in Kuching today. – The Malaysian Insight pic, July 28, 2020.

SARAWAK Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today blamed the state’s low household income per capita to the lack of employment opportunities in its Putrajaya-controlled oil and gas industry.

Speaking at the launch of the state-level fly the Jalur Gemilang campaign in Kuching today, he said the state is now taking steps to correct the distorted statistics on its household income and remove the derogatory tag, “a rich poor state”, before 2030.


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