Sibu is ageing faster than Miri and Kuching. If you care to take a look at the past two censuses, you would realise that Sibu's population is older (in terms of median age) than that of Kuching and Miri.
The implication here is simple - Sibu has long been lagged behind in development. The resultant effect is that Sibu has been a net exporter of population. By extrapolation, the trend would make Sibu an aged town in the decade to come. This development is certainly unpromising for Sibu.
We understand fully that Sibuians are a frustrated group. There has been outcry over the stagnant situation. What does Sibu hold for our future?
The burning issue can no longer be contained at the coffeeshop level.
In the public forum "Sibu In The Blue Ocean", Tan Kee Hian is going shed light on the prospects of Sibu. In addition, Kee Hian, a renowned international consultant in business strategies, would provoke our thinking on the development issues fronting Sibu.
See you tomorrow at Kingwood Hotel at 6:30 pm.