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By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, 1 Dec: A rambutan tree which bears good quality fruit after seven to eight years of being planted from seed, is how Telang Usan incumbent Dennis Ngau described Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) as providing prosperity and development for the people of Telang Usan and Mulu.
“Provided that you care for it (the tree) it will certainly bear good quality fruit and continue bearing fruit…don’t simply chop down the tree just because somebody brought you another rambutan tree and claim that they have the best tree,” he said last night during the launching of the PBB Mulu and Telang Usan election machinery in Miri.
Also present at the launch was PBB permanent chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar, Mulu incumbent Dato Gerawat Gala, political secretary to the Chief Minister Charles Balan Seling and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) Youth chief Robert Ayu.
Dennis asserted constituents in Telang Usan and Mulu need to support Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to ensure continuous development is channelled into their areas.
“PBB’s track record has been proven. We can see development projects are being carried out in stages within our constituencies, villages in remote areas, with basic infrastructure such as roads, clean water supply and electricity….and of course at some settlements, the projects are in the process of construction and definitely will take some times to complete,” he said.
Dennis added, unlike opposition parties which only appear when an election is around, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS comprising of PBB and its coalition partners PDP, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP), lead by GPS chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, has fulfilled and delivered its promises.
“Some netizens on social media wrote that we achieved nothing for the past 50 years under the government…are they assuming that we should build a twin tower building similar to that in Kuala Lumpur in rural areas? ….Is that how they justify development?” Dennis questioned.
He emphasised that it is crucial for the people of Telang Usan and Mulu to stay by GPS’ side to ensure undisrupted development. — DayakDaily