Infrastructure and youth devt among six core points in GPS P212 Sibu candidate’s manifesto

Ting showing a copy of his manifesto.
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SIBU, Nov 13: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate Clarence Ting today unveiled his election manifesto for P212 Sibu which focuses on six core items.

They encompass youth development, health care, education, developing Sibu’s basic infrastructure, transformation of West Bank, and developing Sibu town.

Speaking at the unveiling of his manifesto, Ting appealed to voters to give him a five-year chance so that he could fulfil his manifesto.

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“I am honoured to be a GPS candidate for Sibu seat. I have in a short time come out with this manifesto. I pledge (to fulfil) this to all voters as it is very important for the constituency. Give me a five-year chance to work out on these matters (manifesto). I hope the people will vote for me on Nov 19,” he said.

On youth development, he pledged to ensure Sibu youth will have fair and equal access to various government financial assistance provided by federal government agencies for their business ventures and talent development.

Ting said if he is elected, he would fight alongside GPS to restore the State’s education autonomy as enshrined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) where the English language will be more prominently used in schools.

“I will fight for funds to repair about 23 dilapidated schools so that the students can have a better and more conducive environment to study,” he stressed.

He also supports GPS in restoring and defending Sarawak’s rights and privileges in ensuring that the State has administrative autonomy over healthcare.

“I would want to expand the accessibility and quality of health services especially for the elderly, people with disabilities and children in Sibu. Furthermore, I will establish both cardiac and oncology centres in Sibu,” he pledged.

As for infrastructure, he wants to improve federal roads which includes Jalan Deshon, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (Airport Road) and developing a new road from Jalan Sungai Bidut to Empawah.

“We must do the airport road as it is the face of Sibu. Many Sibu Jaya residents have been complaining that it takes longer to reach the town due to its poor condition,” he said.

He also pledged to bring in more federal funding to transform West Bank into a new township which offers a rejuvenating environment that is modern yet close to nature at its finest.

Touching on his pledge to develop Sibu town, Ting will seek to bring in more federal funding for the beautification of Sibu; expanding 5G coverage, Internet services and quality of water supply; upgrading drainage systems, constructing new monsoon drains, clearing rivers and drains; and repairing, maintaining and upgrading fire hydrant systems.

Ting is in a three-cornered fight for P212 Sibu against incumbent Oscar Ling (Pakatan Harapan) and Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh (Parti Sarawak Bersatu). — DayakDaily

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