Lukanisman: People’s support vital for GPS to retain Sibuti seat

Lukanisman (second row, centre in a cap) with the Women Bureau of Tuai Rumah Mawan Lalen in Lambir.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, June 25: Electorate in Sibuti parliamentary constituency must get ready and give their full support to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) come the 15th General Election (GE15) which is likely to be called at any time from now.

Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni emphasised that the people’s support is vital for GPS to retain Sibuti seat and continue the fight in reinstating Sarawak’s eroded rights under Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). 

“Over the past four years, we have accomplished many of our objectives and pledges, and we want to continue to pursue and fight for Sarawak’s rights. 

“Thus it is important for us to retain the seat (Sibuti),” he said at a Ngiling Tikai programme held at Tuai Rumah Mawan Lalen in Sungai Sukong, Lambir here today. 

He went on to elaborate that Malaysia’s political landscape has changed drastically since 2018  following the collapse of the Barisan Nasional (BN) that plunged the country into political turmoil and uncertainty.

“Our Premier of Sarawak (then Chief Minister) Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg ejected our party from BN and established GPS, and managed it until today.

“In my four years’ service as Sibuti MP, I’ve served under the oldest Prime Minister (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) and now Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. With the current political scenario, the election could be called anytime soon,” he added. 

Touching on the rising price of essential goods, Lukanisman is empathetic towards the people’s hardships, and hopes that the Federal government could reinstate subsidies for cooking oil and chicken.

“These are the things that we consume daily, the rakyat should not be burdened with the price hike,” he said.

At the Ngiling Tikai programme, Lukanisman has pledged RM3,000 from his Minor Rural Project (MRP) grant to Tuai Rumah Mawan’s Women Bureau. — DayakDaily