Abang Jo wants all GPS lawmakers to touch base with the rakyat at all times

GPS lawmakers after exiting the meeting room at a hotel in Kuching.

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KUCHING, August 30: With the state polls barely three years away, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) lawmakers have been reminded to be on the ground always to ensure the people’s problems are heard and all promises are fulfilled.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who made the call today when he held a meeting with GPS elected representatives at a hotel here, has been leading the way by visiting all corners of the state almost every week.

Meanwhile, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said the 2-hour briefing, which started at 10am, was one of many to come between Abang Johari and GPS elected representatives to ensure all plans and programmes proceed smoothly.

“His (Abang Johari) advice is the usual one; he wants all elected reps to go down to the ground and work hard to serve the people the best they can,” said Nanta, who is also Kapit MP.

On the GPS’ registration, he said it was still ongoing but the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had assured that everything was in order.

“We just have to wait for the outcome from ROS,” he said.

After the meeting ended, most of those present merely mumbled that it was a “routine” one and declined to comment further.

Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira Sambang, however, said Abang Johari assured them that his administration would give more money to finance rural projects such as water supply, electricity and roads as the state could no longer wait for funds from the federal government.

“The chief minister said all assemblymen and MPs will be game changers to their respective constituencies by bringing in more development,” said Gira.

Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman said nothing specific was raised during the meeting.

“It was more of an open advice from Abang Johari to us. He also touched on the National Day, reminding us to be patriotic to the state and country,” he said. — DayakDaily