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POST-GRADE STUDIES AFTER FIRST DEGREE TO BUILD CORE TALENTS: PREMIERLEEDS ((UK), Sat (April 20): Upon the implementation of free tertiary education initiative in Sarawak-owned universities by 2026 the Sarawak government would then consider sending graduates students to do post-graduate studies overseas, Sarawak’s Premier, Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg said here today. He said this when addressing Sarawak students studying in universities in and around here during a luncheon held at a local hotel.The Premier said these post-graduate students would be among the learned minds to form the core of Sarawak’s human resource capital to enable Sarawak to forge ahead with its “new economy”pursuits. Describing Sarawak’s new economy as an economy built upon renewable resources and environmental sustainability and digitalisation, the state would need a second layer of leaders in the corporate and government sectors to develop the economy further, he told the 15-odd students present. Citing the setting up of the Sarawak Tropical Infectious Disease Centre in Kota Samarahan, he said this centre would require talents in the fields of pharmacy, chemistry, biology and microbiology in order for the centre to have the capability of developing new vaccines for tropical diseases. In the renewable energy space, he described Sarawak as being the front runner in the country with all the legal parameters put in place with the passing of new laws that would certainly require the service of new talents in the relevant fields. Earlier in his speech, he told the students of the purposes of his weeklong visits here, London and Poland. The Premier and members of his entourage arrived here last night firstly to tour the Drax power plant near here that is fired by energy from biomass, later on the second leg to London to seek collaboration with British companies to develop compound semiconductors and on the last leg to Poland to take part in the Central Europe Hydrogen Forum. Also present at the luncheon were Deputy Premier, Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, State Secretary, Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Abu Bakar bin Marzuki and Chief Political Secretary to the Premier Fazzruddin Abdul Rahman. ... ExpandHide