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TANJUNG MANIS, Nov 19: Why take the risk of changing or testing out new leadership which seemed unable to manage their own ‘home’, if the current Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leadership is proven to be capable of developing and governing Sarawak well?
This is the message from Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communication Unit) Datuk Abdullah Saidol as he hopes the voters will give a new mandate to GPS in the upcoming 12th Sarawak Election.
He is confident that Sarawakians are now wiser with a higher level of political awareness to evaluate themselves, after witnessing Malaysia in political limbo due to leadership crisis and political ineptitude that led to uncertainty in the federal administration and instability of the economy.
“The development of a state and welfare of the people can only be managed well when there is strong and stable politics in place.
“In that way, state leaders can fully focus on working to plan, formulate, and implement development policies and take care of the wellbeing of the people without interference by political issues and conflicts,” he said in a Ukas news report.
Saidol was met during a working visit to five resettlements in Bintangor, Selidap, Sungai Sian, Berangan, and Kampung Kedang here yesterday to inspect several Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) projects which have been completed and expected to be put to use next year.
Commenting on the challenges in election campaigning under new norms, Saidol hopes that all candidates would be disciplined and comply with all the rules and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be enforced by the Election Commission (EC) and other enforcement agencies.
“It is proposed that each GPS candidate’s machinery set up a special team to control and guide the candidates so as to prevent violations of election rules and campaign procedures.
“In addition, the special team will also monitor and report any campaigning violations committed by opposing candidates. All these are aimed at ensuring that the state election can be conducted smoothly with all Covid-19 safety and precaution measures taken seriously,” he added.
During the visit, Saidol also presented Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants totalling RM228,220 to nine longhouse Village Security and Development Committees (JKKKs), three village JKKKs, three mosque and surau committees, and four associations and clubs. — DayakDaily