KUCHING, Oct 6: Bukit Saban assemblyman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas hopes more than 80 per cent of voters will cast their votes in favor of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate for Betong in the coming 15th General Election (GE15).
In a statement today, Uggah said this is crucial to ensure Betong Division will surge forward progressively and with more prosperity.
“Bukit Saban has registered an increase of around 3,000 new voters since the State election last year.
“Please woo them so that they will support our candidate,” said Uggah, who is also Deputy Sarawak Premier and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president when meeting with the chairmen and committee members from 17 PBB sub-branches under its Bukit Saban branch here today.
Uggah noted, since the 2021 Sarawak Election (PRN12), the division had experienced the mushrooming of development projects and programmes.
He said PBB must maintain the momentum and if GPS can successfully defend Betong, the division will be in for more better things ahead.
He highlighted that Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg had recently approved the formation of the Betong Division Development Agency (BDDA).
“BDDA has been given the huge budget of RM1.5 billion and we will soon engage with the people to find out their development priorities and their aspirations,” he added.
Meanwhile on the coming GE15, Uggah said although it was still very quiet on the opposition front in Betong, GPS supporters should not be lulled into complacency.
“We must always be aware of their every movement. We must be ready to rebut any issues that they will exploit,” he said.
Uggah was joined by political secretaries to the Premier Dr Richard Rapu and Petrus Igat Mathias, and PBB Wanita Bukit Saban deputy chief Natasha Uggah at the meeting. — DayakDaily