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By Jacob Achoi
BAU, Sept 16: Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep is leaving it to the young voters to gauge his performance over the past four years since becoming the elected representative of the area.
He said as for himself, he has tried his level best to bring development to Tasik Biru.
“Talking about confidence in wooing young voters, I’ll leave it to them (youths) to analyse, filter or gauge what I have done for the past four over years (since becoming the elected representative).
“And it is up to them whether they want the development or process to continue or not,” Henry told reporters yesterday.
He had earlier officiated at the closing of the Bau district Community Policing programme at the Bau Civic Centre.
Henry said continuity of the development process is critical, making it necessary for young voters particularly in Tasik Biru to persist with the government of the day.
Henry said there were areas under the opposition, which were deprived of development and did not enjoy the benefit of initiatives falling under Minor Rural Project (MRP) and Rural Transformation Programme (RTP).
He claimed the opposition elected representatives were only serving themselves and earning income and allowance, but could not help the people.
Asked on his potential opponent in the coming state election, Henry replied that “there is someone from the other side), but did not reveal any names.
“As you can see that there are symbols and banners around, there is definitely someone as my opponent,” he added.
On land issues, he said there was none, adding that he has been has been working hard to get the people be issued with land titles.
“Since day one of becoming the elected representative in Tasik Biru, I have been working vigorously for the issuance of land titles,” he said, adding that the coming event this Saturday (Sept 19) will be the 9th such event to issue land titles to native customary rights (NCR) land owners in the constituency.
He also said that the Bidayuh candidates winning all the eight seats was crucial to bringing unity.
“I believe that when we are in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), we are in the right position being the government of the day to bring unity.
“So we must and will go all out to win all the eight seats because at the moment we cannot afford to split,” he stressed.
At the function, Henry said people in the state were fortunate to have a government which looks after the welfare of the people.
He cited the Covid-19 pandemic, where the government has allocated RM60 million to efforts to curb it, adding that more than RM1 billion has been spent by the government to contain the pandemic.
Among others present were Bau district officer and secretary, Anielia Siam and Simon Wong, respectively. — DayakDaily