KUCHING: A frail-looking Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamit is adamant that he is not seeking re-election in the coming 14th general election.
Despite rumours that he seeking to stand again, the four-term Puncak Borneo MP firmly said he is stepping down.
“You can see my condition right now. I am blind from cataracts, therefore I am not fit. I am unable to perform my duties properly due to poor health,” he said earlier today after attending the ‘Transformasi Nasional 2050’ (TN50) dialogue session at Universiti Teknologi Mara in Kota Semarahan.
On the other hand, Dawos, who is the Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water said he also realised that at the end of the day, the final decision would still be in the hands of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
When asked how does he personally felt about it, Dawos shook his head slightly and sighed, saying no, he doesn’t want to continue his political career.
He said the doctors have performed surgery on his eyes, and he is currently in the process of recovery.
“I just want a smooth recovery so that I can see,” he said with a smile.
Despite his frail condition at the event where he needed several assistants to help him, Dawos was alert and jovial.
Although a bit slow in pace, he answered all the questions and suggestions put to him with accurate facts and figures.