Rep: Devt projects in Telang Usan ongoing, not election-related

Dennis (third left) presents a token of appreciation to Marudi Bomba chief Maureen Sim (right). Marudi Bomba was among the government agencies participating in the programme.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Aug 24: All development projects in Telang Usan constituency are ongoing and continuous, and have nothing to do with the state election which is just around the corner, says its assemblyman Dennis Ngau.

Dennis was responding to the opposition’s criticism that development projects carried out or undertaken in the constituency are election-related projects.

“This is a misperception and inaccurate… because every infrastructure or amenities project implemented was carefully planned for years before the implementations took placed,” he asserted, reminding constituents to not believe in negative propaganda from the opposition.

“The rakyat must not be fooled by them; the fact is that we, from the ruling government (Gabungan Parti Sarawak or GPS) is the only one that can bring continuous development,” he pointed out.

Dennis was met recently at the launching of a river safety and cleanliness programme held in Long Bemang.

A total of eight government agencies participated in the event including Marudi Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) and Marudi Welfare Department.

Dennis also presented 30 Kenyalang Gold Cards (KGCs) to recipients.

He praised event organiser Sarawak Rivers Board Region III Miri, for organising the programme in Kampung Long Bemang, which he believed could help to create awareness about managing rivers responsibly amongst the villagers.

A total of 20 life jacket vests were also presented by the Sarawak Rivers Board to Kampung Long Bemang’s volunteer fire brigade during the programme.

“I believed that this one-day programme which started on Aug 20, could help to promote knowledge for our villagers to not simply throw their waste into the river,” Dennis added.

He also suggested the villagers look for a centralised landfill site so that they wouldn’t have to dispose their waste into the river in the future. — DayakDaily