Abang Johari names Dr Annuar to defend Nangka seat

Abang Johari speaking at the launching of Sibu Entrepreneurs Showcase.

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KUCHING, Dec 2: Nangka incumbent Dr Annuar Rapaee is the latest Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate named to continue defending his seat in the coming 12th Sarawak Election.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg in confirming this today commended Dr Annuar for his leadership and hard work especially in bringing economic development to the Sibu and Bumiputera business communities.

“I hope he can continue to serve the people in Sibu and receive a strong mandate (in the coming election). Dr Annuar will be renominated as a candidate for Nangka,” he announced when launching the Sibu Entrepreneurs Showcase at Sarawak Islamic Complex’s hall in Sibu today.

Abang Johari, who is also Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president, pointed out that there must be continuity in the party leadership in order to ensure continuous development and advancement in Sarawak.

“He (Dr Annuar) is still young. Leaders come and go and I am getting old as well and one day, it will be time to say goodbye. We cannot be self-centered.

“But most important is the people at large who must be protected,” he emphasised.

Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir and Deputy State Secretary (Socio-Economic Transformation Dato Sri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki were also present. — DayakDaily