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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Nov 29: Semop assemblyman Abdullah Saidol believes that Sarawakians will place their confidence in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to continue administering the State to bring more development for the people.
“It’s becoming inevitable that all Sarawakians will choose to go along with a political party whom they have confidence and believe to be capable of administering effectively and efficiently the people’s welfare and delivering the necessities during hard time.
“So, I’m very sure the people will not be easily influenced by big political rhetoric and the “too-good-to-be true” promises,” Abdullah said here today.
Abdullah was commenting on news report that Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) had officially launched its Kuala Rajang and Semop branches last Friday by its president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh.
At the function Wong promised that the rural people of Sarawak will fully enjoy water and electricity supply in a short time and that every longhouse and village will be connected with a better road system, and would not need to use logging or plantation tracks anymore.
Wong had also announced that the Kuala Rajang protem chairman Datuk Seri Abang Aditajaya Abang Alwi has been tasked to represent the Malay and Melanau grassroots’ communities.
Abdullah added that the GPS State government has proven its service track record, visible deliveries of people-centric development and leadership quality to the people of Sarawak.
“I believed that will be key factors and consideration for the people to continue to support GPS,” he reiterated.
Abdullah, who is also Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communication Unit), also believed that the people have learnt so much pertinent considerations from the experience of electing Pakatan Harapan (PH) into the federal government in the last general election held in 2018.
“Many are still able to recall all the politically attractive promises and hopes made by those eager candidates who want to be elected at all cost by all means and manners.
“Subsequently, after believing and caught by the imagination of better offering, the opposite happened and nothing was genuine. After winning and taking over the government, all the political bluffs sufficed and majority felt cheated,” he said.
He further emphasised that as a democratic country, any political party is free to promote itself.
“Such move by a political party is expected and deem normal. (And), for all intents and purposes, I hope, in the course of trying hard to gain political mileage, we should adopt reasonable level of political maturity and decency. This is because, the vast majority of the people despise bigotry, hatred and malicious political culture,” he said.
Abdullah opined that during this difficult moment whilst facing the Covid-19 pandemic, the people will be more cautious and prudent when electing a government. — DayakDaily