Idris calls for revision of councillors’ renumeration, allowances 0 74

KUCHING, Aug 6: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang urged the Sarawak government to review upwards the remuneration and meeting allowances of all local councillors in Sarawak to not just match that of Penang’s, but better it.

He made the suggestion in view of the challenges and the responsibilities of the local councillors in Sarawak which he believed are more cumbersome

“I humbly suggest that it would be reasonable that our councillors be accorded between RM1,500 to RM3,000 per month depending on their respective municipality or city hall that they are serving. Of course their terms of reference must be particularised professionally to meet the present demand of the people,” according to Idris in a statement

He also opined the remark by Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin that the said monthly remuneration and allowances for local councillors in Sarawak was “a mere waste of public fund”, was not only heartless but insinuating.

Idris said that Willie has forgotten that even the local councillors in Selangor and Penang in which Pakatan Harapan (PH) has been holding power for so long are paid even more in the range of between RM1,000 to RM2,500.

“I believe what is done in Selangor and Penang gives quite the right picture of what the councillors’ responsibilities and duty really reflect, which undoubtedly have become more onerous and challenging.

“A meagre RM300 per councillor per month in Sarawak is just a mere token. It does not reflect the true worth of the time and energy and what councillors give in their services to the citizenry and their local municipality,” he further opined

“YB Willie, ‘you are regressing not progressing. I believe that is what PH Sarawak is all about’,” Idris said. — DayakDaily

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Terung asam bakal tembusi pasaran Singapura 0 25

BAU: Terung asam ataupun dikenali sebagai Terung Dayak merupakan salah satu produk Sarawak yang bakal menembusi pasaran antarabangsa tidak lama lagi.

Timbalan Ketua Menteri, Datuk Amar Douglass Uggah Embas berkata, negara Singapura kini berminat untuk membeli produk Sarawak seperti udang, terung asam, jambu batu dan ikan tilapia.

Sehubungan itu, beliau menggesa para petani dan para usahawan untuk tidak melepaskan dan memanfaatkan peluang berkenaan.

Jelasnya, Sarawak harus memastikan jumlah produk berkenaan sentiasa mencukupi memandangkan ianya akan mempunyai pasaran baharu dan akan memastikan kualiti untuk setiap produk.

Tambah beliau lagi, setakat ini Sarawak telah mengeksport 1,200 babi hidup setiap minggu ke Singapura.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa merasmikan pelancaran Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) untuk kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Serembu di Dewan Serba Guna Kampung Skio semalam.

Pada majlis yang sama, beliau turut meluluskan geran RM500,000 untuk penanaman halia, nanas dan jagung muda di kawasan DUN Serembu.

Beliau yang juga Menteri Pemodenan Pertanian, Tanah Adat dan Pembangunan Wilayah menegaskan kerajaan kini sedang dalam proses mengubah sektor pertanian negeri menerusi pertanian moden.

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17 nelayan Vietnam ditahan, bot dirampas di Bintulu 0 27

BINTULU: Agensi Penguatkuasa Maritim Malaysia (Maritim Malaysia) merampas sebuah bot nelayan Vietnam bersama peralatan dan pelbagai jenis ikan yang dianggarkan bernilai hampir RM1juta dalam Ops NagaTimur 01/19
kira-kira 106 batu nautika dari utara Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu, Ahad lalu.

Dalam operasi tersebut, agensi itu turut menahan 17 krew vessel berumur antara 18 hingga 49 tahun.

Timbalan Pengarah Zon Maritim (Operasi) Bintulu, Komander Maritim Effendy Mohamed Fadil dalam sidang medianya berkata kesemua suspek ditahan oleh Kapal Maritim Sri Aman (KM Sri Aman) yang sedang mengadakan rondaan operasi sempena Op Naga Timur 01/19 kira-kira jam 8 pagi.

Beliau berkata vesel nelayan asing terbabit disyaki telah melakukan aktiviti penangkapan ikan tanpa kebenaran dan tidak memiliki permit penangkapan ikan yang sah di perairan Malaysia.

Vesel bersama suspek, katanya, ditunda masuk ke Pelabuhan Kedua Bintulu untuk siasatan lanjut.

Kesemua krew warganegara Vietnam terbabit kini direman selama 14 hari dan akan disiasat di bawah Akta Perikanan 1985, tambah Effendy lagi.

Beliau, dalam pada itu, berkata Maritim Malaysia Zon Maritim Bintulu sentiasa mengalu-alukan orang awam untuk menyalurkan sebarang maklumat berkaitan perlakukan jenayah, kemalangan atau insiden di laut.

Maklumat, katanya, boleh disalurkan terus ke pusat operasi Zon Maritim Bintulu di talian 086-314237 atau melalui laman facebook: Zon Maritim Bintulu & TWITTER: Zon Maritim_Bintulu@ZBintulu. – SarawakVoice

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