Voting for Opposition akin to ‘buang tuah’, Uggah tells Limbang voters

Uggah placing a 'piring' (offering) in the bamboo 'teresang' at the Pesta Medamit and Gawai celebration dinner in Medamit town yesterday (July 3).

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LIMBANG, July 4: Voters in Limbang will end up throwing away their luck or ‘buang tuah’ if they choose to believe in the Opposition.

In making the call not to support the Opposition, Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said voters should continue rallying behind its incumbent, Datuk Hasbi Habibollah.

“Limbang is the centre of rural development projects, which is the most crucial for rural folk. Hasbi is currently the Deputy Federal Minister of Rural Development. He has served this constituency and delivered the promises made. Thus he deserves the support.

“Voters will throw their luck away if they believe in the Opposition’s wild propaganda and accusations,” Uggah said at the Pesta Medamit and Gawai celebration dinner in Medamit town yesterday (July 3).

Given the impending 15th General Election (GE15), he warned that the Opposition would be going around spreading and instigating negative information.

Since Hasbi is from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), Uggah reminded voters that the ruling government in Sarawak has been emphasising the rakyat’s wellbeing regardless of race or religion.

“Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is a leader for all, and the GPS government’s policies are very inclusive.

“Sarawak is the only one in Malaysia with a Unit For Other Races (Unifor) which looks after the needs and concerns of all other non-Islamic religions in the State. Many churches, temples and chapels have benefited from it,” Uggah said.

Additionally, Sarawak formed eight regional development agencies to plan for and accelerate developments in all areas Statewide to ensure every nook and corner can benefit as well.

As for the community’s request for more Iban leaders to be appointed in the Limbang Division, Uggah instructed the Limbang Resident’s Office to look into the matter.

He said the office could come up with a list of potential leaders and send it to the State Secretary’s Office for consideration. — DayakDaily