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Sarawak waiting for Anwar’s decision on healthcare under MA63
Published on: Saturday, June 15, 2024
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Sarawak waiting for Anwar’s decision on healthcare under MA63
Deputy premier Dr Sim Kui Hian said Sarawak needs at least RM17 billion to refurbish dilapidated government hospitals and clinics and build new ones.(Facebook pic)
PETALING JAYA: The Sarawak government is waiting for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s decision on the state’s healthcare issues under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), says deputy premier Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Sim said the issues would be discussed at the upcoming MA63 implementation council meeting, expected to be held next month.

“We are waiting for the prime minister, who will chair the meeting. Our technical committee has made some progress, but we still need the prime minister (to decide).

“It is not just about health. MA63 has many issues that remain unresolved,” he said at the launch of the Heart2Miss programme at the Sarawak General Hospital yesterday.

On Sunday, deputy prime minister Fadillah Yusof said the Cabinet will decide on several differing interpretations of jurisdictions between the federal government and Sabah and Sarawak.

“There are differing legal views at the federal and state levels. These matters must be brought to the Cabinet to determine their future direction,” he said.

Sim said Sarawak needs at least RM17 billion to refurbish dilapidated government hospitals and clinics and build new ones, adding that the MA63 technical committee would look into the matter.

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