By Jacob Achoi
SERIAN, Jan 12: Incumbent Tarat assemblyman Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn says he is still physically strong to continue as an elected representative.
However, he pointed out that the decision to renominate him as the candidate rests with the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) chairman, who is also Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“I am still raring to go for another round because I feel that I am still physically strong to continue.
“But that again depend on our party (PBB) president to decide (on my candidacy),” Sagah, who is the PBB vice-president told reporters today after he launched the Hiap Foh Road upgrading work at Kpg Beratok, near here.
Sagah, who is also the Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development has been the assemblyman for Tarat since 1996.
When asked about the emergency declared by the King until Aug 1, Sagah said he has yet to read its details.
He however pointed out that the emergency can be lifted earlier if the number of Covid-19 cases subsides.
The emergency declared by the King means there will be no state election. The current term of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly expires in June.
Meanwhile, Assistant Minister of Transport Datuk Dr Jerip Susil who is also the Mambong assemblyman lauded proclamation of the emergency, saying it was to protect the safety of the people.
“The safety of our people is of utmost importance… hence the emergency is most appropriate,” he stressed, while calling on all to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) laid by the government. — DayakDaily