Abdul Karim: GPS made good choice with new and young candidates

Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (file photo)

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KUCHING, Dec 3: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has made a good choice by fielding new and young candidates for the coming 12th Sarawak Election, opines Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

The Asajaya incumbent said the new candidates announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Abang Johari Tun Openg today are considered to be young individuals coming from diverse backgrounds, and most of them are professional.

“I think what the chief minister and other component party leaders have decided is very good. We need to have a lot of transition as well as grooming of young leaders. I see that as a very good pool of candidates,” said Karim when met by reporters after attending the Tenun Fashion Week Runaway Show 2021 held at Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK), tonight.

Karim also believed that the chief minister has done his vetting on the candidates very well.

“I would say that the lineup of candidates would be accepted by voters and I do hope that they will win,” he added.

Abdul Karim (center), his wife Datin Zuraini Abdul Jabbar (sixth left) and Hii (fifth right) taking a group photo with the local weaver and designers from Sarawak during the Tenun Fashion Week Runaway Show 2021.

Earlier, Abdul Karim attended the Tenun Fashion Week Runaway Show 2021 together with his wife Datin Zuraini Abdul Jabbar and Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee.

Tenun Fashion Week Runaway Show 2021 consist of digital fashion presentations of the weaver community in Southeast Asia region which is screened online starting on Oct 15 until 17, 2021.

Weaver community profiles and behind-the-scenes footage of the production of the collection will also be screened in the lead-up to the event, with Jury and People’s Choice Awards to be presented to selected participants.

A total of 45 participants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Philippine, Thailand and Vietnam took part in the event. — DayakDaily