BAU, Aug 19: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas is confident that Serembu will remain a Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) stronghold.
He believed so because Serembu Assemblyman Miro Simuh had been a strong lead in the area.
“I am confident it (Serembu) would remain a GPS stronghold as its representative Miro Simuh had shown himself to be a very committed and good leader.”
“He has brought in many development projects to benefit the people. Please give him your mandate again in the coming state election so he can bring in even more development and progress,” said Uggah at the launch of Serembu GPS at the Kampong Skio multipurpose hall here yesterday.
On GPS, Uggah said Abang Jo had formed the ruling coalition to protect Sarawak’s rights and wealth as well as to chart Sarawak’s own progress and development.
“It is a very brave and visionary move by him to have our very own political party which is not part of the mainstream political system in the country.
“He does this to ensure Sarawak will continue to be governed by local leaders who actually know and understand it much better than outsiders.”
For these reasons Uggah called on the people to give their fullest support to GPS government.
On NCR land issue, Uggah said he was glad to note that Works Minister Baru Bian who is from the Pakatan Harapan government had agreed that the RM10 million federal allocation should be used on perimeter survey under Section 6 before moving to Section 18.
He said Section 6 of Sarawak Land Code decides whether any land is state or native customary rights (NCR) land.
“But some people are accusing us of using Section 6 to rob the owners of their land. Our policy is – we want to ensure what is state land and what is NCR land.
“By using this method, we have managed to declare some 900,000 out of the estimated 1.5 million hectares as NCR land in the state from 2010 until now,” he said.
GPS youth chief Gerald Rentap, Tasik Biru assemblyman Dato Henry Harry Jinep, Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh and Bukit Semuja assemblyman John Ilus were among those present at the gathering. — DayakDaily