by Peter Boon. Posted on March 28, 2011, MondaySIBU: Bako landowners here gave the thumbs-up to the people-centric Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud for speedily responding to their plight and finding solutions to it.
Speaking at a dinner attended by some 2,000 people, chairman of Bako Land Rights Committee Wong Kwong Toh said the Bako land issue which had been resolved was a sterling example of Taib’s leadership style of putting people first.
“Our honourable YAB chief minister is sensitive to the needs of the people, advocating transparency in his policy,” he said on Saturday.
He said they had received the letter informing them about the rescission which took effect on March 16.
Land titles which are expiring or about to expire, he went on to say, could now go for renewal.
Added Wong: “This is the greatest piece of good news to the landowners as for many of them, the land was their live savings.”
He attributed the positive development to the great statesmanship shown by the chief minister.
On a related matter, he said Taib and his wife Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib had been looking forward to attending the solidarity night but could not make it due to an urgent meeting to attend.
Wong said the celebration went ahead in show of support for Taib’s sterling leadership.
Meanwhile, the night was spiced up by myriad of stage performances.
Among those present was Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.