Don’t allow Bintulu to be treated like cash cow, DAP’s Ung tells voters

Tonny Ung

KUCHING, Dec 9: Bintulu should not be treated like a cash cow, says Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate for N70 Samalaju Tonny Ung.

Quoting a national news report dated April 13, 2020, Ung said the liquefied natural gas plant in Kidurong has the capacity to produce 30 million tonnes a year and is one of the world’s largest facilities, covering 276 hectares of land area.

“The largest liquefied natural gas plant and the biggest container port in the country is in Bintulu. Currently, 85 per cent of gas reserves in Sarawak is situated offshore Bintulu and about 350 million barrels of known oil reserves are in Bintulu seawaters.

“However, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government only think of Kuching when it decides to build the Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART). On top of that, after 58 years being the ruling government, many rural constituencies (and residents) especially our longhouses do not even have the basic necessities such as clean water and electricity,” Tonny said in a statement.

Urging the voters to put a stop to such unfair administration and marginalisation of Bintulu despite its economic importance in Sarawak, Ung said it is time to show their displeasure on how they have been treated come Dec 18.

“Calling all fellow voters in Bintulu to seize this opportunity in the upcoming Sarawak election and demand for fairer development in the area.

“DAP has been championing the interest of the local constituents for more than 40 years, and I hope that we can be the voice of the people in the new Sarawak government,” he said. — DayakDaily