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KUCHING, Nov 22: Betong MP Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat has called on the voters of Bukit Saban to continue to give their support to its incumbent Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas if the latter were to be renominated to defend the seat for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the upcoming 12th Sarawak Election.
Having known Uggah for a very long time, Robert described Uggah as an “exceptionally hard working representative” at the Agriculture Community Outreach Programme (AgriCOP) held at Rumah Jimmy Ngelambai in Ulu Bayor near here yesterday.
“In addition to him being a very approachable representative, Uggah is a very regular visitor here, checking on the people’s welfare and wellbeing. I am beyond any doubt (sic) the people here are in cognisance of this fact.
“The people of Bukit Saban in particular and Betong Division as a whole are very lucky to have Uggah. He is one of the most experienced ministers both at federal and state levels too,” said Robert.
He also pointed out that Uggah who was the former Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman had a significant part in coming up with strategies and plans to save the State from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under Uggah, Robert said, Sarawak was the first State to aggressively implement the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
“A small town like Spaoh is undergoing a fast transformation for the better with more and better facilities and amenities being implemented. I am certain Uggah has ideas on how to increase the tempo.
“He is also actively propagating modern agriculture as a mean to generate more income for the rural people statewide in the effort to raise their living standard. Let us allow Uggah to continue to lead us forward,” he said.
Uggah, accompanied by a political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu, Sarawak Agriculture Department Director Dr Alvin Chai and Betong Division Resident Richard Abunawas, officiated at the AgriCop programme at Rumah Jimmy Ngelambai.
Meanwhile, on the upcoming Sarawak Election, Robert said a vote for GPS was a vote for a better future for the youth and for unity and political stability.
Citing the recently concluded Melaka state election, Robert said the voters had placed political stability as a high priority, resulting in the landslide victory for the Barisan Nasional government.
“They knew that a strong government would lead them to greater stability and unity so vital for the state to progress and prosper”, he said. — DayakDaily