By Jaythaleela K
MIRI, Jan 27: Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni attributed Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) victory in retaining Bekenu and Lambir seats with a large majority in the 12th Sarawak Election on Dec 18 last year to the strong and consistent support from the Chinese community.
Both Lambir and Bekenu which are represented by Assistant Minister of Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development II (Entreprenuer Development) Dr Ripin Lamat and Assistant Minister of Women, Childhood and Community Development Datuk Rosey Yunus are under the Sibuti parliamentary constituency.
Speaking at the Chinese New Year gathering held on Wednesday night with nearly 300 representatives from the Chinese community of Sibuti parliamentary constituency, Lukanisman thanked the Chinese in both areas (Bekenu and Lambir) for their support to ensure GPS’ victory.
“Our victory in Bekenu and Lambir is the best Chinese New Year gift, thank you for your support and trust,” he said.
He called on them to do the same during the 15th General Election (GE15), which needs to be held by next year.
“This time around, GE15 would be slightly different as the previous general elections, because our young voters under the Undi 18 group will get the chance to cast their votes,” he pointed out.
In Sibuti parliamentary constituency, Lukanisman disclosed that there are about 60,000 young voters who fall under the category of Undi 18, and therefore it was important to step up efforts to engage this group of voters to secure their support.
At the event, Lukanisman has also announced allocations worth RM5,000 each to kindergartens within Sibuti, along with an RM8,000 to all Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) there.
He also disclosed that the two primary schools — SK Batu Niah and SK Sepupok Niah — will be relocated to new locations. — DayakDaily