Meluan assemblyman dismisses stroke rumours, calling it ‘opposition tactics’

Rolland Duat Jubin

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Oct 28: Meluan assemblyman Rolland Duat Jubin has dismissed rumours of him suffering from a stroke as the Opposition’s tactics to undermine him.

He expressed surprise when contacted by DayakDaily regarding the rumours.  


“Stroke? Where got? I was in Kuching yesterday and I am now about to visit three longhouses in my area.

“There is no way the Opposition can hurt me, so they spread rumours. This is their tactic.

“I have been moving around in my area, inspecting projects on the ground. How can I be having a stroke?” Duat replied.

The Progressive Democratic Party’s (PDP) first term assemblyman said he was confident to defend his seat due to his consistent performance over the last five years.

“Definitely I am confident (to defend Meluan). I have been delivering. I have brought so many projects into my area.

“Based on my performance, there is no way the Opposition can unseat me. So they said the YB had a stroke.  

“Despite so, where is the impact (of the rumours)? There is no impact,” said Duat who stressed that he is 57-years-old and is still strong and has been able to diligently perform his duty as an elected representative.

Duat won Meluan by polling 3,363 votes in the 2016 Sarawak Election during a four-cornered fight against Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) Semana Sawang who managed to garner 2,008 votes, independent candidates Remigius Noel @ Jerry Clement who polled 2,686 votes and Elly Lawai Ngalai, 934 votes.  — DayakDaily