Raise political awareness among young people, Rosey tells party seniors

Rosey addressing workshop participants.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Nov 2: Senior party members must guide their younger counterparts on the roles and responsibilities to strengthen Sarawak politically amid the next state polls due in 2021.

Bekenu assemblywoman Rosey Yunus said as the future generation to protect Sarawak, it is crucial for the youths to be exposed on their political surrounding to have better understanding on state matters and current scenarios.

“With the influences in social media today, it is crucial that the youths have proper guidance to create awareness on their responsibility to Sarawak.

“With proper guidance from the elder party members, I believe it will help to enlighten them (the youth) on their role and responsibility as our future generation,” she said at the NGO empowerment workshop here today, which focused on youth political participation and election machinery.

Rosey said the youths should not allow themselves to be easily influenced by negative elements in the socials media, especially that some of the news on the social media platform can be misleading.

When asked on the party preparation leading to the next state election, she said that Gabungan Parti Sarawak and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu election machinery is all geared up.

“We are ever ready,” said the three-term Bekenu lawmaker.

On her candidacy for the 12th state election, she said it is up to the decision of the party’s top leadership.

Rosey first won the Bekenu seat in a three-cornered fight for Barisan Nasional under the then Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party ticket. She won with a majority of 3,072 votes against Mohdak Ismail and Ishak Mawi.

Rosey retained the seat in 2011 against Thony Badak of Sarawak National Party and Dayang Juliana Awang Tambi from Parti Cinta Malaysia with a 3,714-vote majority.

In the 2016 state polls, she defeated the late Bill Kayong of Parti Keadilan Rakyat and independent candidates Austin Sigi Melu and Peter Jelin in a four-cornered fight with a majority of 4,789 votes. — DayakDaily