SIBU, Oct 9: The people in Selangau have been told not to repeat the same mistake they made during the 14th General Election which resulted in them losing the parliamentary seat to the opposition.
In the last general election, the then Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate Baru Bian won by a slim majority of 486 votes in a straight fight against Rita Sarimah Patrick Insol (BN-PRS) in Selangau.
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth exco member Henry Kanyan Vincent Rawing said today that in the coming State Election, the people should vote a candidate from the government’s side who could bring development to their area instead of electing a candidate who is pursuing personal interests.
He said the action of some voters in Selangau who vented their anger in GE14 by voting for the opposition had brought losses to residents in the area.
“They not only have no representatives to voice their needs and problems, but also no development projects as a result of their action. Just because a few of them made a protest vote, all the people in the affected area were affected, ” he asserted.
Henry who is a councillor of Sibu Rural District Council, wanted the people in the area to look ahead by choosing Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
According to him, the GPS government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has implemented development policy for the sake of the people in Sarawak.
He said the GPS government had provided a large injection of funds for implementing various forms of infrastructure development projects in the outskirts.
“All efforts that have been taken and will be implemented by GPS led by Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari are many and they cover the urban, suburban and rural areas,” he said.
Similarly the Tamin constituency is also not being left out in the mainstream of development, he said.
“Strictly speaking, the people must unite under GPS for the sake of enjoying continuous development. Only the GPS government can take care of Sarawak, as it understands the needs and problems of the people of Sarawak,” he said firmly.-DayakDaily