Mid Term Cheers
For anyone who cared about the Mid Term Review of the Ninth Malaysia Plans yesterday, it seems that a lot of focus is being given to Sarawak (and Sabah). I'll spare readers the Prime Minister's speech in Parliament yesterday and just highlight the emphasis of ongoing efforts to eradicate poverty, improve educational facilities especially of those in the interior, bridging the rural gap via commercial land development (Agroplolitan), better health facilities and access, improve road infrastructure facilities to bridge urban-rural gap, plus better equity ownership amongst the Sarawakians.
Working together through close cooperation between the Federal and State Government. Sarawak's solid support continues to provide for the formulation of Sarawak-centric development policies that benefit Sarawakians as a whole
Sri Aman: The Town That Symbolises Peace
Thank you again to all those who made the correct guesses on where I will be heading to next month. The two white doves in my previosu blog is the icon for Sri Aman Town, which will be my next station after Kuching (where I had served a good 14 years). Sri Aman will be a totally new experience for me but it does offer me an opportunity to take part in the implementation of the development plans outlined in the Ninth Malaysia Plans (Federal & State projects and Programs). Yes - its a totally different view of the planning process where I had in the early years of service involved myself in the 'planning' aspects and now its hands on with regards to seeing the plans materialise and to assess its effectiveness. Of course the drama of it all will be the actual challenges of executing the job and managing the people and work environment. How I will cope, I do not know yet as this is my first 'on the ground-hands on' experience.Sri Aman Resident Office: My new station where I will work under the wise Tuan Resident of Sri Aman and seek his guidance while serving the station to ensure a smooth development delivery mechanism in Sri Aman Division
How far is 'far'? While looking for a place to stay I was told by one of the Sri Amanians that the nearest place would be the existing Government Quarters which would take about 5 minutes to and fro my office. I am also informed that the furthest housing estate too choose from is 4 km in distance which is 10 minutes away via 'car' and its considered quite 'far' from the Office. The stadium where one gets to jog and burn those calories is also within 10 minutes radius - and so is the 4D Magnum, Sportstoto. Cashweep, banks, market, coffee shops, KFC... (minus the traffic jams). Erm...... oh yeah, my only complain will be that there is no tHe Spring and Boulevard shopping malls and I am told it has only one karaoke outlet (so more investments will have to go to Sportstoto etc). All this good living - Sri Aman is going to spoil me,