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KUCHING, May 29: The appointment of Saribas assemblyman Mohammad Razi Sitam as Deputy Minister of Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development is a gift from the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to Saribas voters.
Deputy Premier of Sarawak Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said voters in Saribas made the right choice when they voted strongly for Razi in the 12th Sarawak Election (PRN12) last December.
“This also means Saribas can look forward to more development soon.
“Myself as Bukit Saban assemblyman nearby and Betong MP Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat, we will help Razi ensure this,” he said when speaking at a Hari Raya and pre-Gawai Dayak gathering held at the Riveria Futsal Court in Debak yesterday.
Chuat, Razi, and Political Secretary to Sarawak Premier Dr Richard Rapu were present at the function.
In PRN12, Razi won with a majority of 3,236 when he polled 5,138 votes. Four others challenged him, and his nearest opponent Patrick Kamis from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), could only obtain 1,902 votes, while three others lost their deposits.
Meanwhile, with the 15th General Election (GE15) expected this year, Uggah hoped Saribas voters would support the GPS candidate for the Betong parliamentary seat.
He said this would greatly facilitate Saribas’ future development and prosperity.
“The government was in the process of developing the Lubok Tamang Agropark here to educate and guide farmers on the concept and practice of the more superior modern farming,” he added.
Uggah also announced a government landas season financial aid worth RM205,500 to local fishermen at the function. — DayakDaily