Hajiji Haji Noor
KOTA KINABALU: The State Government welcomed the proposed setting up of a Sabah Professional Council (SPC) to allow for better coordination between professionals and the State Government to develop strategies in line with the aspiration of the government’s development plan, the Halatuju Sabah Maju Jaya (SMJ).
Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Hajiji Haji Noor, said all sectors of development require the expertise and contribution of professionals in various fields.
Therefore, he added, the proposed council is relevant to create a synergy of ideas and efforts to drive the development of Sabah.
He said this at a meeting with the SPC ad hoc committee led by chairman, Ar Rizal Ahmad Banjar at the State Administration Centre (PPNS) here yesterday.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor with Sabah Economic Advisory Council Chairman Tan Sri David Chun (second left), Sabah Professional Council ad hoc committee chairman Ar Rizal Ahmad Banjar (right) and Sabah Law Society President Roger Chin (left) during the courtesy call.
Rizal briefed Hajiji on the proposed SPC and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister calling for, among others, that Sabahan professionals be involved with regards to the government’s initiatives to resuscitate as well as reinvigorate the state’s economic and social development.
Rizal said through the SPC, the professionals want to engage and assist the State Government and relevant agencies in the formulation of policies and guidelines.
At present, Sabah has an estimated 5,000 registered professionals in various disciplines and fields, including architects, engineers, surveyors, lawyers, accountants, and doctors.
Also at the meeting were members of the Sabah Economic Advisory Council (SEAC) led by its Chairman, Tan Sri David Chu.