GPS not taking Bidayuh seats for granted, says Tasik Biru rep

Datuk Henry Harry Jinep - file pic

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Nov 17: Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep says Bidayuh leaders in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) are working hard to ensure that all eight Bidayuh-majoirty seats are safe.

“We are working hard to make sure that they are safe,” said Henry when asked by DayakDaily to comment on the eight Bidayuh-majority state seats.

There has been talk that GPS may suffer a great loss in Bidayuh areas in the next state election as six out of the eight Bidayuh-majority seats are considered as “grey” seats.

Apart from Tasik Biru and Serembu (held by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu’s Miro Simuh), rumours say Tebedu (Datuk Seri Michael Manyin, PBB), Opar (Ranum Mina, Parti Sarawak Bersatu or PSB), Mambong (Datuk Jerip Susil, PBB), Tarat (Datuk Roland Sagah, PBB), Kedup (Martin Ben, PBB) and Bukit Semuja (John Ilus, PBB) are all grey seats, and GPS may lose at least four of them.

For Henry, such rumours remain mere rhetoric as at the end of the day, it is the voters who decide.

“In politics, everybody says that they are much better than others. But let the voters decide who has the commitment to deliver the manifesto.

“What we have committed to, we honour it and that is GPS,” said Henry when met at the GPS Convention at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here yesterday.

He stressed that “the other party” has made promises which it has failed to deliver for the time being and it will be up to the people to decide who they want to represent them.

“And the other party, they have made the commitment, they have not delivered yet. So it is up to the rakyat to decide who they want to vote for.”

Henry also believed that the decision rests with the people whether they want to have “those from outside” who they do not know to control Sarawak or would they prefer those from Sarawak who they know to manage the state.

He also urged voters to consider if they are ready to take instructions from “the other side” as, he alleged, the local leaders who cannot make decisions on their own.

“GPS decides on its own when they govern Sarawak,” he added. — DayakDaily