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Problems, issues faced by Sarawak fishermen get Fadillah's attention in Malaysia

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Published Dec 3, 2023

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Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusuf has promised to address the issues faced by Sarawak fishermen after a meeting with the Sarawak Fishing Vessels Association (SFVA). The SFVA requested the reinstatement of diesel subsidies for fishermen, improved security measures in fishing waters, and better communication between authorities and fishermen. The meeting also highlighted incidents of Vietnamese trawlers destroying fishing bait without nearby assistance from the Malaysian Navy.
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SIBU: The problems and issues faced by Sarawak fishermen have received the attention of Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusuf. Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) Dudong Branch Chairman Wong Ching Yong said he had arranged for a delegation from the Sarawak Fishing Vessels Association (SFVA) to meet Fadillah at the Parliament Building, Kuala Lumpur on Friday. "The SFVA led by its Chairman Harry Tan Joo Seng and the Deputy President of the Malaysian Fisheries Association Lee Chu Soi accompanied by me had a meeting with Fadillah where after listening to my and Tan's briefing, Fadillah promised to immediately arrange a dialogue between the relevant departments and the SFVA to deal with the issue faced by Sarawak fishermen," he said in a statement today. According to Wong, on behalf of Peninsular Malaysia, a similar dialogue will be held with local authorities and representatives of fishermen there. Meanwhile, he told Tan had submitted three requests to Fadillah during the ...
Source: Utusanborneo
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