Uggah: Defamation and sweet promises from Opposition are the flavour of the week in Bukit Saban

Uggah (second right) and others inspecting the pig farm project.

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SPAOH, Dec 1: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has slammed an Opposition candidate eyeing his Bukit Saban seat for undermining him to the extent of using what he termed to be “unethical tactics” to defame their activities on the ground.

According to the Bukit Saban incumbent in a statement today, the candidate had accused him and an aide for making a profit from the implementation of small and major projects, and thus should be rejected in the coming State polls.

He also strongly denied the accusations that he had a hand in deciding who should get the contracts in government’s projects.

“All the tenders are processed by either the Resident or District or relevant government agencies.

“This Opposition member seems to have a disdain for the truth and integrity. He is indeed desperate,” he said after declaring open a modern RM300,000 community pig farm project at Rh Entinggang, Munggu Gernis near here today.

Noting that the person concerned was also making big promises, Uggah hopes voters here will not be snared by the accusations or the promises.

“We have all seen that all those who are insincere or lack the integrity in their services to the people are rejected like the PH (Pakatan Harapan) government and in the recent Melaka state election,” he added.

Meanwhile, when launching an agriculture community outreach programme (AgriCOP) at the longhouse, Uggah emphasised that the government strongly encouraged farmers to embrace technology-based modern farming for its superior quality and quantity.

The Agricop series that is held statewide is a platform to gradually introduce the concept to rural farmers.

On the pig farm project, he said it was the first-of-its-kind in Sarawak for the longhouse community.

“Its beauty is that it is very environmentally friendly as the farm discharge is properly treated.

“The State Veterinary Services Department can introduce the method statewide,” he said.

Betong MP Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat, permanent secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture Modernisation, Native Land and Regional Development (Manred) Datu Edwin Abit, political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu, Agriculture Department director Dr Alvin Chai and Sarawak Veterinary Services director Dr Adrian Susin were among those present. — DayakDaily