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KUCHING, Nov 20: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah is advising Tarat voters to continue supporting Datuk Roland Sagah if he is nominated once more by PBB to defend the seat.
“He is young, is capable and is hard working and has a very bright future ahead. As a lawyer, he has helped me a lot in dealing with Native Customary Right (NCR) land matters and issues.
“He has helped relieve much of my burden,” he said at an Agriculture Community Outreach programme (AgriCOP) held at Teng Bukap here today.
Roland is also Uggah’s Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development assistant minister.
Uggah noted that it would be a big loss if Tarat voters chose to reject him because Roland has always found ways and means to bring more development and progress to Tarat.
He had done very well in bringing in over RM7 million into Tarat from the state Agriculture Facilitation Fund.
“The fund is, among others, used to implement or upgrade farming programmes and infrastructure for the people’s benefit,” he added.
Uggah pointed out that Tarat as well as Serian Division would stand to enjoy more progress if all GPS candidates here were to be given the mandates to lead again after the 12th Sarawak Election.
“A vote for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is a vote for more development and progress. It is a vote for Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg as a very visionary GPS leader.
“It is a vote for a better future of our youth, for greater unity and continuing political stability under Abang Johari in Sarawak,” he said.
Meanwhile, commenting on the decision to hold the Sarawak Election soon, Uggah said now was the most opportune time as the state was expected to face the ‘landas’ (monsoon) season in January and February next year.
He said the fear of a new Covid-19 variant emerging was another deciding factor.
“Now because of our strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other remedial measures, we have seen our positive cases decrease greatly. But we still hope everyone will not be complacent and not let their guard down.
“We still need to observe the current SOP and the new SOP for the election strictly to safeguard everyone,” he said.
On the election, Uggah said it was very important for GPS as it would be the first time the coalition of local political parties would face it on their own using its own symbol. — DayakDaily.