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Rethink cabotage policy change
John Teo | 09 Jun 2017 00:30

Was Sarawak confronted with a fait accompli by the federal authorities following political pressure from various Sabah quarters to accept the change in the national cabotage policy that just came into effect on June 1?

It was, after all, only in late April that Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg let it be known publicly the state government’s views on the matter.

In a live interview over a national television network on April 24 to mark his first 100 days in office, Abang Johari had said: “We propose to the federal government to evaluate the cabotage policy that emphasises on bringing materials that we import to go through Port Klang before coming to Sarawak. In the past, we did not have Bintulu Port and our ports were not so suitable, but now there are containerisation facilities.”



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