Borneo Post, Photo Credit to Al Jazeera
clock 27-11-2019
hit 302

Sabah Should Be Ready for Relocation of Indonesian Capital to Kalimantan

The Sabah government, especially the public and private sectors in the state, should be prepared for the relocation of the Indonesian capital to East Kalimantan, said Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid.

The former chief secretary to the government said the relocation is expected to bring prosperity to Kalimantan and simultaneously to Sabah and Sarawak.

Ahmad Sarji said the transfer of the Indonesian capital and the administrative center to East Kalimantan, which is expected to start in 2024, would also attract foreign investment and tourists to Borneo.


“The movement of workers and goods will take place not only in the Republic of Indonesia but will also have an impact on the neighbouring countries, including in Sabah.

“Civil servants need to be provided with the latest resources, skills and technologies to control the border while maintaining good diplomatic relations,” he said when addressing the Sabah Public Service Conference at the State Administrative Centre yesterday.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal launched the event which was attended by Sabah Public Services director Datuk Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai and over 1,000 civil servants.

Ahmad Sarji said the opportunity for companies from Sabah to work together to develop the new Indonesian capital was also possible as Malaysia had experience moving its administrative centre from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.

“The growth of this region will be greater if there is good land, air and maritime links between Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan.

“This impact can be seen through the influx of traders and tourists who will make Sabah’s cities such as Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Lahad Datu and Semporna their gateways or transit points before heading to the new Indonesian capital,” he said.



Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment.


Monthly Column
The staple of your property-related materials. It's all about being ahead of the game and with The Column, you get carefully selected information that will keep you informed and running with the pack. The best news, articles and properties on the market from the Property Hunter portal, conveniently wrapped and ready, just for you.

Weekly Window
Your weekly dose of what's hot and what's not in property. The window is your view into the realm of real estate in Malaysia, curated from our portal based on the most popular pieces over the week. For those who just can't get enough, this is for you. Ain't nobody got time for dailies anymore, weekly is the new daily.