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KUCHING, Nov 21: There is no reason to replace Ngemah incumbent Alexander Vincent unless there is someone better, said Ngemah community leader Cr Bunut Kubu.
She said Ngemah folk are happy with Alexander’s services as assemblyman for the past two terms as he has been fair to all.
“Except for one or two odd ones, all the community leaders here are fully behind him (Alexander) to defend his seat in the coming 12th Sarawak Election.
“We are very confident he can win,” said Bunut in response to rumours claiming a teacher wanted to contest in the coming election to replace Alexander.
Another local leader Penghulu Ron Ujai from Ng Ngungun said he is aware of Alexander’s strength in the area as he had travelled extensively with Alexander and the support from the people has been welcoming.
“He works well with the present Kanowit MP Datuk Aaron Dagang and this is important to bring development to the area,” he added.
Meanwhile, Cr Daisy Andrew of Ng Jih said Alexander is still the best person to deliver the seat to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
This, Daisy added, is based on the support Alexander receives and his good track record in serving the constituency.
“He has been working hard to bring much-needed development to our areas and the people are happy with his performance,” he said in a statement today.
Alexander was elected as an assemblyman in the 10th Sarawak Election and has served the Ngemah constituency for two terms under Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), a component party under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
He first won the seat in 2011 with 2,361 votes, following a five-corner fight.
With a majority of 995 votes, he defeated Gabriel Adit Demong of Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM), Aris Alap of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Micheal Lias of Sarawak National Party (SNAP), and independent Yakup Khalid.
He defended the seat in 2016’s Sarawak Election against three other opponents by garnering 2,888 votes and a majority of 154 votes.
It was a close call against independent Joseph Jawa Kendawang while triumphing over PKR’s Thomas Laja Besi and Democratic Action Party (DAP)’s Richard Lias. — DayakDaily