Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dr Chan tells S’wakians to be ready for rivalries

LET THE EXHIBITION BEGIN: Dr Chan cuts the ribbon to open the exhibition witnessed by (from left) Lee, Razali and Ujang.

BINTULU: Sarawakians have been told to brace for a competitive life once the country has achieved a developed nation status.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam said those who remained static because they are unwilling to self-improve should not even think of living among the competitive.

“If you don’t want hardship in competition then you just have to live in a place where there are less people,” he said when officiating at the opening of a development exhibition on ‘45 Years of Sarawak’s Progress in Malaysia’ at the civic centre here yesterday.

Dr Chan said in a developed nation no one could escape from the business rivalry and the competition in the job market.

That was why, he said, people must get themselves ready academically, mentally and physically.
Dr Chan who is also Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and the Minister of Industrial Development called on the people to be ready for SCORE (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy).

“There will be drastic changes and new things will enter the corridor areas which will require the people to be well-prepared because if they are they will gain from the opportunities created,” he said.

He warned locals against being envious with the presence of foreign workers and instead get the right training so that they could hold better paying jobs within the SCORE.

Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communication Lee Kim Shin, Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Bintulu Development Authority deputy chairman Dato Sri Celestine Ujang Jilan, Bintulu Resident Dr Razali Abon, BDA general manager Mohidin Ishak and prominent local businessman Dato Sri Yek Min Ek were among those present.

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