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By Wilfred Pilo
SRI AMAN, Nov 12: With a week to go until polling day on Nov 19, Senator Rita Sarimah Patrick Insol has called for rural voters in P202 Sri Aman to help themselves by voting for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and help its candidate, Dato Sri Doris Sophia Brodie, to champion what is theirs.
She told them to set aside their political beliefs and go all out to give the mandate to Doris to represent Sri Aman at the parliamentary level.
Rita also urged other political parties and their candidates not to poison the mind of rural folk with promises they cannot fulfil.
“The rural people deserve better prospects with the GPS government and are better off — it has been proven. GPS must win here. It is because we don’t want people in rural areas to suffer,” she said at a ‘leaders meet the people’ session at Kampung Temudok Atas today.
She stressed that a GPS parliamentarian would get an annual RM8 million allocation for their parliamentary constituency from the Federal government.
“For five years, that is RM40 million. That is a lot for the rural setting to gain. Therefore, GPS must win,” she said.
Rita, who is deputy secretary-general of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), said that other political parties and Independent candidates could not bring such allocation if they win.
“So why vote for a political party that cannot do much?” she questioned.
She also hoped that those not selected to be GPS candidates could come forward and help.
“Don’t be self-centred and selfish. Bring your supporters and help the candidate to win in Sri Aman because the person was given the mandate by the Premier of Sarawak (Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg).
“Rural folk still need to progress, and we don’t want them to suffer. Take this opportunity (to vote for GPS), and those in other political camps, come back with a pure heart and vote for Doris,” she said. — DayakDaily