Bintulu MP: Community leaders are not property of any political party

Tiong during the pre-Gawai celebration.

KUCHING, May 14: Community leaders should not be considered property of any political party, says Bintulu MP Dato Sri Tiong King Sing.

Instead, he said, community leaders are elected to care for the people’s well-being.

He said it is vital that the recommended candidates to become community leaders are responsible for looking after the people’s welfare and bringing development to the community.

“There may be some community leaders who were not very supportive of GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) before this, but it would mean a lot if they were to unite with us to serve the community better.

“The most important thing is to serve the people and remember no matter the party or race, community leaders are elected to always care for the people, understand their needs, be willing to listen to their voices, and resolve their concerns,” he said in a statement today.

Tiong, who is also Dudong assemblyman, was attending a pre-Gawai celebration at a local hotel in Sibu today.

He was grateful to gather with the community leaders during this festive season after two long years of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I also wish to take this opportunity tonight to thank all the voters in Dudong for their full support toward GPS during the Sarawak election.

“Let’s celebrate the victory which belongs to not only me but also the entire community of Dudong.

“Dudong might have missed a lot of chances for development in the past, but let’s focus on the future and try our best to improve through continuous development by working together for a better Sibu,” he added. — DayakDaily