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KUCHING, Dec 7: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate for Dudong Dato Sri Tiong King Sing unveiled his manifesto for the 12th Sarawak Election today.
With the slogan ‘Hand in hand, towards a better Dudong; A vote for Tiong, a change for Dudong’, the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president-cum-Bintulu MP declared his intention to revitalise rural development and activate the local economy in Dudong.
He also vowed to strive to improve the public sector’s efficiency in civil service delivery as well as improve local infrastructure for better quality of life and a pro-business environment in the city.
Among others, he would promote equal distribution of resources and narrow the rich-poor gap in society, develop comprehensive and holistic solutions to address floods and create an open and diversified market which would encourage local graduates to return home to contribute to their hometowns.
He revealed that at the top of his manifesto is to implement the 2R1T concept — Restructure, Rebuild and Thrive — to formulate a blueprint for Sibu’s revitalisation and long-term growth.
Second on his list is to implement development plans and projects that are able to act as catalysts for the local Sibu market and thus, create a pro-business environment and attract young talents.
The third is to import and introduce advanced technology and management methods to drive growth in agriculture, shipbuilding, and other industries to improve yields and prosper the people.
The fourth on Tiong’s list is to seek sufficient allocations from the federal and State governments to implement effective long-term flood mitigation plans while the fifth is to attract more medical resources and professionals to Sibu and create a foundation for better medical services in central Sarawak.
His manifesto also included introducing key performance indicators for clear and regular performance reviews and ensure that the people’s needs for public services are well delivered.
The seventh item on his list is to provide more opportunities for Sarawak students to study abroad via the Sarawak-China Joint Education Programme.
Eighth is to cooperate with welfare agencies to reduce the number of school dropout cases and improve universal access to education while the ninth is to inculcate the concept of self-reliance and self-determination among rural residents through education and public information.
Last but not least, Tiong vowed to implement modernisation of rural longhouses and improve connections to public utilities including roads, water, and electricity.
In another statement earlier, he said that contesting in the State polls will enable him to develop Dudong which is his hometown.
He called upon the constituents to give him a chance to represent the seat and bring in development for the generations to come. — DayakDaily