By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, April 1: Two-term Ngemah assemblyman Alexander Vincent of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is unperturbed that Parti Bersatu Sarawak (PSB) is moving around his constituency, as he believes the majority of the voters are still with him.
The latest move by PSB was enticing his wife, Susan Clement Ingun, to join them and launching PSB Ngemah branch on March 30.
“We are finalising our divorce. It doesn’t really matter what she wants to do in future, but suffice for me to say that I’m confident of defending the seat in the coming state election with an even bigger majority,” Alexander told DayakDaily today.
However, he opined that for PSB to continue undermining PRS would not augur well for the party (PSB), which has continually said they are Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)-friendly.
“As of now, there is no sign of Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidates moving on the ground yet. It’s only PSB, for now. From now until the Sarawak election, we can’t really tell who will stand in Ngemah. But I’m ready as I’m close with my constituents,” he said.
Alexander described the last state polls in 2016 as a really tough one for him as he was against a well-educated Independent candidate in the person of Joseph Jawa Kendawang and two others, namely Thomas Laja Besi of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Richard Lias of Democratic Action Party (DAP). Alexander only managed to win by a wafer-thin 154-vote majority.
“But this time around under GPS, we can have a much bigger majority as we are able to serve our people much more effectively as we are given much more allocation,” he said.
Each and every GPS lawmakers has been allocated RM5 million annually under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) to further develop their respective areas. — DayakDaily