The Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA) was among the participants at this year’s Lan Berambeh programme held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Lan Berambeh is a Sarawakian phrase that basically means “Come, let’s get together” and is a regular event held in Kuala Lumpur as it provides an opportunity for Sarawakians living in Peninsular Malaysia to get together, share news, exchange ideas, laugh and of course eat Sarawakian food.
The one-day event hosted by the ‘Sarawakians in Peninsular Malaysia’ Association attracted close to 13,000 Sarawakians working or studying in West Malaysia. This hugely popular programme also gives Sarawakians living in the Peninsular the opportunity to meet and interact with senior leaders from the state. One such opportunity was Randau Bersama Menteri which gave Sarawakians the opportunity to voice their concerns on a number of issues directly with the Chief Minister.
The Sarawak government is keen to hear the needs of Sarawakians living outside the state which is why the three most senior Ministers, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Adenan bin Satem and Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg and Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas attended the event and interacted with many of the 13,000.
During the event Datuk Amar Abang Johari stressed the importance of young people in the development of Sarawak and that a skilled workforce is needed to ensure Sarawak achieves its goals.
A career expo was held in conjunction with the event. The objective of this career expo was to communicate the needs of the private sector to the graduates and young people in general. The Deputy Chief Minister also added that young people must equip themselves with the relevant knowledge and have clear understanding of job requirements in order to get the most out of life.
A strong supporter of such events, RECODA had a stand that provided extensive information on SCORE and the benefits to Sarawakians as well as details on employment opportunities. The Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Ministers and students, professionals spent a considerable amount of time on the stand learning more about the SCORE success story.