SIBU, Oct 28 — Folks here must support the ongoing implementation of 5G communication technology as it could transform Sibu into a hub for investors to do business, said Michael Tiang.

The Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government and Pelawan assemblyman said Sibu was initially not included in the government’s 5G development plan, leading to him receiving numerous inquiries from the public.

“I remember when the federal minister came to Sarawak to announce the 5G programme and also when the state government minister spoke about the 5G programme — rarely did they mention about Sibu.

“They only spoke about the 5G programme in Kuching, Miri and Bintulu. I got many calls from the public as to why Sibu was not included in the plan to develop 5G technology,” he said when speaking at the Sarawak Communications Development townhall session held at the Islamic Complex here on Thursday.