Ade­nan re­mem­bered for his peo­ple-cen­tric poli­cies

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EVEN after his demise 10 months ago, the late Pe­hin Sri Ade­nan Satem or ‘ Tok Nan’ as he was fondly known to Sarawakians, is still be­ing re­mem­bered for his many peo­ple- cen­tric poli­cies dur­ing his ten­ure as chief min­is­ter of Sarawak.

Such a feel­ing was ob­vi­ous among the state assem­bly­men from the Barisan Na­tional and op­po­si­tion who are at­tend­ing the State Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly sit­ting.

David Wong ( DAP- Pelawan) said among Ade­nan’s most no­table con­tri­bu­tions was that he had re­vised elec­tric­ity tar­iff struc­ture for the do­mes­tic, com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial sec­tors to cush­ion the ris­ing cost of liv­ing of the peo­ple.

He also com­mended the for­mer chief min­is­ter for abol­ish­ing pay­ment on cer­tain land- quit rents which brought a huge im­pact on the peo­ple.

“Dur­ing his stint as chief min­is­ter, he had im­ple­mented peo­ple- friendly poli­cies. He has won the hearts (of Sarawakians) es­pe­cially those in ur­ban ar­eas, through moves like the abo­li­tion of toll for the bridges, ac­cel­er­a­tion de­vel­op­ment in the sub­ur­ban ar­eas as well as re­duc­ing the premium pay­ments for agri­cul­tural and res­i­den­tial land, among oth­ers.

“This is the kind of lead­er­ship Sarawakians put their faith in and will­ing to work to­gether with,” Wong said when de­bat­ing the State Bud­get 2018 dur­ing the State Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly sit­ting here yes­ter­day. — Ber­nama

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