Senator urges Nadma action as flood-hit villages in Belaga await aid

Senator Abun Sui Anyit

KUCHING, March 20: Villagers in places like Long Busang and Long Kajang in Belaga have endured multiple floods this year without receiving adequate assistance, says Senator Abun Sui Anyit.

Abun Sui has urged the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) to take prompt action on these complaints and provide aid to the affected victims.

“I also propose to the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development to expedite efforts in identifying safe and elevated sites for these two longhouses.


“The King advises the government to always stay attune to the pulse of the people. As it is the government’s responsibility to safeguard their interests, let us not forget or neglect the people in rural areas,” he told the Dewan Negara when debating the Royal Address today.

Abun Sui stressed that the responsibility for Malaysia’s success or failure rests not solely on the Prime Minister but on all 222 Members of Parliament (MPs), who are entrusted by the people as their representatives.

“The Opposition should play a check and balance role by offering constructive proposals rather than burdening the government and scaring away foreign investors,” he added.

Expressing concern over the lack of proficiency in the national language among certain generations and their limited understanding of other cultural lifestyles, he called for intensified efforts to promote unity and elevate the status of Bahasa Malaysia among Malaysians.

Regarding perennial issues of race, religion, and royalty (3R), he stressed the imperative of strengthening national unity and refraining from exploiting these sensitive matters for political gain.

“Shouldn’t every political party prioritise development, economy, and welfare issues?.

“What steps has the government taken to effectively curb the abuse of freedom on social media, such as instances of spreading slander against the government and the Malay rulers which are becoming increasingly bold?” he questioned.