SUPP Bawang Assan chief confident voters will rally behind GPS

Lau (front row, second left) poses for a group photo with participants at the recent briefing.

SIBU, Nov 1: Voters in the Bawang Assan constituency will rally behind the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government, says a senior SUPP leader.

Following a recent briefing held by GPS component parties for 40 Bumiputera community leaders in the constituency in preparation for the upcoming 12th Sarawak Election (PRN12), Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Bawang Assan branch chairman Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew said the participants have all expressed their confidence in GPS under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“Bawang Assan has lagged behind in terms of overall development with areas still without public road access, electricity and treated water.

“It’s time for a change,” he said.

During the briefing, Lau said participants were also urged to consider carefully the candidate and the political party that will represent them.

He added the people of Bawang Assan should look for a party that has the best chance in power after PRN12 and a candidate who will be able to bring development to the constituency over the next five years.

Adding on, Lau urged members of GPS component parties to continue to work together to serve the people of Bawang Assan.

In the meantime, the briefing was hosted by Lau and political secretary to the Chief Minister Daniel Bujal.

It was conducted by political secretary to the Chief Minister Petrus Igat.

The Bawang Assan seat is currently held by Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.

Wong, a six-term Bawang Assan assemblyman had represented SUPP in the past before he was sacked by the political party in May 2014.

He then set up United Peoples’ Party (UPP) before contesting the Bawang Assan seat in the 2016 State Election as a direct Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate.

Wong won the Bawang Assan seat and was retained as a minister in the State Cabinet.

In late 2018, UPP was rebranded as PSB.

Wong resigned as a member of the State Cabinet in July 2019. — DayakDaily