KUCHING, Feb 28 – Thousands of visitors and traders at the Medan Niaga Satok were excited at the presence of national number one leader Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who took the opportunity to visit them Saturday morning before concluding his three-day working visit to Sarawak.
In the midst of the throng of people buying vegetables and fish, the Prime Minister, accompanied by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang and other Sarawak Government ministers, shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with members of the public.
At the food court of the market, also known as Benteng Medan Selera, Najib handed over compassionate aid to 20 of the 170 victims of the recent floods, from five surrounding villages. They were residents of Kampung Gita Laut, Kampung Gita Baru/Lama, Kampung Pinang Jawa, Kampung Tupong Jaya, and Kampung Tupong Tengah who were affected by the recent floods.
The Prime Minister and his entourage then tasted Sarawak’s famous fares such as Mee Kolok, Laksa Sarawak, Kek lapis and others for breakfast before taking their leave. Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor who departed from the Kuching International Airport Saturday morning, and later arrived in Labuan for a one-day working visit.
The Prime Minister and Rosmah Mansor, were greeted on arrival at 11.45 am by Minister of Federal Territories Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tenku Mansor, Member of Parliament for Labuan Datuk Rozman Isli, government heads and community leaders. He was later briefed on the development of Labuan.
He then officiated a newly-completed RM34 million Labuan Sentral Market which is equipped with bus and taxi terminals. Najib concluded his visit by joining thousands of Labuan folks in the ‘Kenduri 1Wilayah’ in conjunction with the Federal Territory Day.