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Former UPKO members welcomed to return - Ewon

24 March 2024

By Nabalu News Journalist

PENAMPANG: The return of activist and former United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (UPKO) Youth Chief, Adrian Lasimbang, to UPKO is set to bring substantial benefits to the party, as affirmed by UPKO President Datuk Ewon Benedick.

Adrian's return coincides with Malaysia's recent participation in an international environmental awareness campaign, where the country was invited to join the Climate Club. This significant development was highlighted during the recent visit of Malaysia's Prime Minister and Datuk Ewon to Germany.

The Malaysian government has shown commendable focus on environmental preservation and addressing climate change.

“During our working visit to Germany, the Prime Minister engaged in discussions with German officials, resulting in Malaysia's invitation to join the Climate Club. Adrian's expertise in environmental activism will undoubtedly add value to UPKO and the government.”

“I am keen on inviting him to share his insights during my weekly cabinet discussions and in the State Assembly, where he can contribute as a knowledgeable backbencher,” Ewon who is also Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative (MEDC) stated.

“Adrian's innovation centre serves as a beacon for youth to seek inspiration and develop commercially viable ideas. As the Minister of MEDC, I believe these innovations should be highlighted as part of the entrepreneurial movement,” he said.

By leveraging Adrian's expertise and passion for environmental issues and climate change, UPKO and the government can work together to create impactful policies and initiatives that address the pressing challenges faced.

Ewon also stated that former UPKO Members were all welcomed to return to UPKO which presently boasts 160,000 registered members.


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