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Labuan needs high-powered Minister
Published on: Friday, April 19, 2024
By: Sohan Das
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Labuan needs high-powered Minister
Wong said the present situation was most of the local directors were not empowered and had to refer to officers in Putrajaya “ and most of the officers had little understanding of the situation.
LABUAN: The Labuan Chinese Chamber of  Commerce proposed that Labuan be treated as “special zone” headed by  Minister with powers similar to that of a Chief Minister who can do away with stumbling decisions and policies which stunned growth and projected Labuan as failed Federal Territory.

Chamber chairman Datuk Wong Kii Yii said having 90 over Federal agencies with some headed by a director means nothing if due to bureaucracy, cannot deliver results.

“Besides, decisions and policies applicable in peninsula may not fit in Labuan which needed a flexible approach” he said.

He noted that if Labuan was headed by CM-style leader he could overrule some of the Putrajaya decisions that if implemented would add to the woes of locals.

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