Bawang Assan voters urged to reject PSB

Charles Chad Nissom

KUCHING, Oct 15: Voters in Bawang Assan especially those in rural areas who are mostly Iban, should reject PSB in the coming state election because their elected representative has been ineffective in developing the constituency, asserts a political secretary to the Chief Minister Charles Chad Nissom.

He asserted this in a statement in response to Deputy Chief Minister and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri James Jemut Masing’s statement yesterday reminding Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh not to criticise others when his own constituency is languishing.

“If the same assemblyman could not even solve basic problems such as decent road access, water and electricity supply for the last 30 years, then it is time for voters to kick that person out in the next election.

“It is also very shameful at how some PSB assemblymen purposely took pictures in the bushes in Kapit and then told the world that the road conditions are terrible. This is despite them travelling on roads and crossing great bridges built by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to reach their destinations,” Charles added in his statement.

He pointed out that the locals could see with their own eyes the real situation and have benefited tremendously from the basic infrastructures that had been built, including the new road from Sibu to Kapit which Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg travelled on recently via motorcycle to personally experience the journey.


Citing the former late chief minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem’s famous quote ‘ada mata buta, ada telinga pekak’, which meanings choosing to be blind and deaf, Charles questioned on how the electorate can trust a person who chooses to be ignorant and betray their wisdom.

“Development in Bawang Assan has been lacking for the last 30 years despite Wong being the Second Finance Minister as well.

“And now, being in the opposition and the wish to wrest control of the state administration would be a zenith too steep to climb and far too remote, as it seems, for now,” Charles opined. — DayakDaily