GE15: Santubong incumbent calls on Sarawakian voters to give strong support to GPS

Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

KUCHING, Oct 14: Santubong incumbent Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has called upon Sarawak voters to give their strong support to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15) so that it can represent the State in fighting for the people’s interests.

“Only through a big victory (in GE15) can GPS become a representative to fight for the interests of the people of Sarawak at the federal level,” he said in a statement today.

Wan Junaidi also urged Malaysian citizens to pray together and ask to be kept away from floods, bad weather conditions, and any calamities so that the GE15 can run smoothly.

He mentioned that with the announcement of Parliament’s dissolution on Oct 10 by caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Ismail Sabri Yaakob, he was discharged of his duties as a Federal Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Santubong, which he had held for four terms since 2004.

He thanked the Prime Minister and his friends in the government and his team at the Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU) of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) for their support and assistance to realise the trust given to him.

He also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, for the latter’s support and trust in him as the representative of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) to serve at the federal level.

Since the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition took over the government in March 2020, Wan Junaidi has served as the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives under former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Following the appointment of Ismail Sabri as the Prime Minister and Cabinet reshuffle in Aug 2021, but still under the PN coalition, Wan Junaidi served as the Minister In The Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law).

Among his achievements on significant amendments in the Federal Constitution included constitutional amendment relating to Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), the anti-party hopping law, and Undi18.

He also managed to complete some follow-up actions, which included action against the report by a special task force looking into allegations by former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas in his book titled ‘My Story: Justice in the Wilderness’; action against the report by a special task force reviewing the laws relating to sovereignty over Batu Puteh, Batuan Tengah (Middle Rocks) and Tubir Selatan (South Ledge); investigation into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim; making Sarawak Public Works Department (JKR) a federal technical department; and listing tourism into the joint list (Federal and State powers) in the Federal Constitution.

He also thanked his voters in Santubong for their continuous support for him to be their elected representative for four terms since 2004.

“Your support and trust mean a lot to me. The number of votes in support and the majority that always increases for me every election is a catalyst for me to improve my service over the years. May my devotional service all this time be good for all of you.

“I also apologise for all the shortcomings and mistakes from my side and my office staff at the Santubong Constituency Service Center,” he added. — DayakDaily