Don’t be poisoned by one-sided stories, exaggerated claims, longhouse folk told

Dr Rundi (fifth from left) and Rumah Cr Bakom Ligong residents posing with the GPS flags.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Feb 26: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)’s priority is to protect Sarawak’s rights and its assets, said Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom.

As such, he advised the rural folk to continue supporting GPS and not to fall for one-sided stories and unhealthy propaganda, where certain quarters tend to make exaggerated claims.


“Through the ‘Sarawak First’ policy, GPS will uphold Sarawak’s rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA 63),” he said when visiting three longhouses in Ulu Suai on Sunday.

Dr Rundi said under MA63, one of the four non-negotiable items is immigration, and it is important for the people to stand behind GPS to protect this right.

Meanwhile, during his visits, Dr Rundi pledged grants totalling RM125,000 to Rumah Alo Anak Riang (RM25,000) and Rumah Cr Bakom Ligong (RM100,000). He also visited Rumah Akai Anak Anggat in Nanga Merusa.

At the 21-door Rumah Alo Anak Riang, he also launched the RM1.4 million Rural Electrification System (RES) project that was completed in October last year. This initiative enables the nearly 80 longhouse residents to enjoy round-the-clock electricity supply.

At Rumah Cr Bakom Ligong, Dr Rundi, who is also Kemena assemblyman, handed out GPS’ flags to the longhouse folk. — DayakDaily