Election workers outside Sarawak must seek working permits before entering state

Uggah (left) inspecting the site of the new Spaoh market accompanied by Betong District Council secretary Charlie Keling (right).

SPAOH, Oct 18: All election workers outside Sarawak must obtain the working permits before coming into the state in view of the impending 12th state election (PRN12) which could be due soon.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said election workers from Peninsular Malaysia as well as from neighbouring Sabah must apply for the working permits from the state government before being allowed to enter the state.

“They are here to work so the permit is a must for those coming from Sabah or Peninsular Malaysia,” he said during a working visit here today.

Uggah who is Second Finance Minister also called on all Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) party members to be fully prepared for the upcoming state election which could be held anytime now.

“Our campaigners must be able to rebut the many accusations and propaganda by those against us,” he added.

In the meantime, Uggah who is Bukit Saban assemblyman, also had a word of caution for local campaigners and workers, telling them their counterparts from the outside were known for their more aggressive or robust wbehaviour.

“Let us not be cowed but neither should we imitate them,” he said.

On a lighter note, Uggah who is Modern Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Minister said the election fever was very much in the air in the Betong Division.

“Some people believe in flying more of their party flags here than our GPS flags.

“Let us respond accordingly by matching them to show we mean business in safeguarding our turf.

“We also have been toiling all these while to bring evidently more development and progress here.

“But an aspiring opposition candidate is going around saying he has not seen anything,” he added. —DayakDaily