SUPP Dudong branch will continue to pursue setting up SMK Dudong, SK Dudong schools

Wong (left) presenting a Chinese calligraphy painting as a gift to Dr Soon during the latter's 80th Birthday Celebration held on March 16, 2023 at a local restaurant in Sibu while Dr Sim (third right) looks on.

SIBU, March 17: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Dudong branch will continue to serve the people of the constituency, especially in pursuing the setting up of the SMK Dudong, SK Dudong schools and the upgrading of Jalan Pulau Dudong, despite not been elected during the 15th General Election (GE15).

Apart from that, Dudong branch chief Wong Ching Yong said the party will also fight for the construction of the Bukit Tunggal Community Centre and Sibu Jaya Olympic swimming pool.

“On March 14, 2023, I met Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah Yusof in Kuala Lumpur. I explained to him the history and the urgent need to construct SK Dudong.  

“He advised me to write to the Minister of Education and to send him a copy. He said he would help to look into the application.  

“Even though Dudong Branch currently has no elected representative, we must still do a good job in service work on the existing platform or within our capabilities,” said Wong.

SUPP Dudong branch celebrating Dr Soon’s 80th birthday in a local restaurant here on March 16, 2023.

Wong said this during Dudong branch former chief Datuk Dr Soon Choon Teck’s 80th Birthday Celebration held in a local restaurant here on Thursday evening.

Dr Soon has served as four-term Dudong assemblyman from 1991 to 2011.  

“Without him, Dudong constituency would not have its current development status, especially in bringing basic infrastructure such as roads, water and electricity to the previously underdeveloped rural areas,” said Wong.  

He said the setting up of Dudong branch was a tough journey but Dr Soon and his team had managed to overcome all the obstacles and made it a reality. 

Also present was SUPP president Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian who is also Deputy Premier of Sarawak. — DayakDaily