GPS Youth Baram highlights rural devt in Baram, urges voters not to be swayed by opposition

Seen are Dominic (second left), Rexsoll (left), Yeo (on Dominic’s left) and Usat (right).

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Aug 11: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-led government has always prioritised developing rural areas, thus, Sarawakians especially those in these rural areas should not easily be fooled by the opposition’s sweet promises.

In fact, GPS and its component parties comprising Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), and Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) have carried out numerous development projects in rural areas in Sarawak, including projects that were cancelled during the Pakatan Harapan (PH).


“For instance the Highland Development Agency (HDA) within Baram area, the State government led by GPS invested a huge amount of funds for the project,… a total of RM1.5 billion has been set aside for the project by the State government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, to ensure that our people in the rural areas are not left behind in the development agenda,” said a representative of GPS Youth Baram, Cr Dominic Nyurang at a press conference here today.

Also present were PBB/GPS Mulu Youth chief Usat Bilong, Sarawak PDP Youth acting chief David Yeo and Sarawak PDP Youth secretary Cr Rexsoll Gilum.

Dominic called on people in the rural areas especially in Baram to not easily be swayed by sentiments against the GPS government.

Dominic, together with Usat, Yeo and Rexsoll were responding to Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh claiming that the sentiment for change in Dayak areas is strong due to lack of basic infrastructure in rural areas.

“Wong’s allegations are untrue, in fact, GPS has been working very hard to bring progress to the people of Sarawak,” Dominic asserted.

Wong had reportedly made the statement on Monday (Aug 9) after presenting food aid to Bawang Assan residents affected by Covid-19 at PSB’s Bawang Assan branch.

GPS’s commitment in delivering progress to people in rural areas have been proven with the implementation of the Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares), whereby 90 per cent of villages within Baram have received electricity supply via the programme, said Dominic.

“The supply of treated water to longhouses within Baram under HDA is currently in progress, simultaneously with road accessibility in both Telang Usan and Baram,” he added.

“Wong’s statement as if there nothing happening in Sarawak,…in fact, the whole term, GPS representatives (YBs) have been there all the time to help the rakyat, unlike the opposition which appears only when election is approaching.” — DayakDaily