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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Dec 3: There is no doubt about the future and development in Bintangor District with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) team wingers Datuk Abdullah Saidol in Semop and Datuk Ding Kuong Hing in Meradong as well as midfielder MP Yusof Abd Wahab for Tanjung Manis.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg emphasised that the GPS with him as the captain will score goals when it comes to development and progress for Bintangor.
Most importantly, he said Sarawak must have a forward-looking leadership to continue the fight for the State and respective constituencies.
“Fortunately, we have a strong team consisting of Yusuf (Tanjung Manis MP), Dollah (Semop incumbent Abdullah Saidol) and Datuk Ding (Meradong incumbent).
“With one guarding the right wing, one guarding the left wing and one to score the goal. Bintangor will win under GPS Team, not Liverpool or Manchester United, this is GPS, and I will be the captain,” he said.
Abang Johari highlighted this at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Bintangor Malay Charitable Foundation (LAKMB), Sarawak Baitulmal Fund (TBS) and Naim Group of Companies (Naim) to develop a commercial hub in Bintangor which was held at Darul Taqwa Mosque in Bintangor today.
Likening GPS to playing football, he stressed that there must be proper planning and right strategies with a team of talented wingers and midfielders to drive respective constituencies to greater heights for the future of Sarawak.
“In Sarawak with its diverse community, we are united to develop our respective areas. While we have all the human resources, the only thing we need is proper planning for execution,” he added.
At the function, Abang Johari also approved RM17 million for the first phase of riverbank erosion protection and flood mitigation project which is estimated to cost RM38 million requested by Abdullah Saidol.
Ding’s request for upgrading of Rajang riverbank project was also approved with the allocation having been set aside.
“As for the bridge to connect villagers and longhouses in Muhibbah (also requested by Ding for Meradong people), it should not be a problem if the GPS government can build major bridges throughout Sarawak.
“Let’s continue to pray for a peaceful Sarawak with political stability and a strong government. The election alarm has gone off for Dec 18 and we hope to renew an even stronger mandate so that we can continue our efforts to develop Sarawak,” he said.
Assistant Minister of Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communication Unit who is also Semop incumbent,Datuk Abdullah Saidol, Deputy State Secretary (Socio-Economic Transformation) Dato Sri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, Sarawak Islamic Council Yang di-Pertuan Datu Misnu Taha, Meradong incumbent Datuk Ding Kuong Hing and Tanjung Manis MP Yusuf Abd Wabab were among those present. — DayakDaily