Najib and Rosmah in Sibu for two-day visit to Sarawak

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SIBU – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived here this evening to begin a two-day visit to Sarawak.

Najib is scheduled to meet over 500 longhouse chiefs from the Sibu, Lanang and Sarikei parliamentary constituencies at a dinner at a local hotel tonight.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib will also be present.

Several members of the federal and state cabinets and local elected representatives would also attend the dinner.

Tomorrow, a hectic day awaits Najib. At 8.30 am he will perform the ground breaking for Sarawak’s newest university, the Sarawak University College of Technology, at Old Airport Road.

The university is to help the state produce enough manpower to implement its various development activities under its regional development corridor of Score (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy).

Then, he will proceed to Masjid An-Nur in Awang Ramli Amit Road to attend an Aidilfitri gathering with about 5,000 members of the local Muslim community and other guests.

In the afternoon, Najib will open the newly completed new terminal building of Sibu Airport. The building is part of the airport upgrading and extension project costing RM136.88 million. The airport is now the biggest domestic airport in the state.

After the function, Najib and his entourage will fly to Bintulu where two functions await him.

On arrival, they will proceed to Kampung Asyikirin for the Malaysia Day 2012 Open House at its community hall.

In the evening, Najib will attend the national-level Malaysia Day celebration at the old airport site, which is the main programme of his visit to
the state.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is also expected to be present.

Najib and Rosmah will fly back to the federal capital after the function.



– Bernama (MD)