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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Mar 1: The 11 state constituencies under Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) are on solid ground, said its president, Tan Sri Dr James Masing.
He observed that PRS supporters had not wavered in supporting the party and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
“Our 11 state seats are ok. We are quite solid actually, as we are a disciplined party. And as part of the GPS coalition, we are working as a team with other component parties to bring development to the people, especially in the rural areas,” Masing told DayakDaily today.
The 11 PRS state seats are Balai Ringin, Bukit Begunan, Batang Ai, Ngemah, Kakus, Tamin, Samalaju, Baleh, Pelagus, Belaga and Murum.
Masing added that there was a strong sense of comradeship among the four component parties.
“GPS, under the leadership of Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, is sincere in developing Sarawak as he (Abang Johari) knows the aspirations of the people,” he said.
Masing, who is also a Deputy Chief Minister, said when the four GPS component parties were part of the Barisan Nasional (BN), everything was dominated by the Malaya-centric Umno.
“But now under Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari, we are more focussed to look after the needs of the people of Sarawak,” he said.
Meanwhile, Masing said he was now busy moving on the ground to visit his constituents in Baleh and was en route to Belaga.
Yesterday, due to bad weather, he stopped at SK Sungai Oyan in Baleh and met with the pupils and teachers of the school. At an impromptu ceremony, he donated RM10,000 to the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for its activities.
“I encouraged them to focus on their studies, and they were very happy that we have the chance to meet and talk casually,” he said. — DayakDaily