Datuk Idris Buang

KUCHING: Representatives need to be constantly on the ground and attend to the needs of the people, Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang said.

He said this may be difficult for a lawmaker who is holding the position as both MP and assemblyman simultaneously due to the increasing workloads and responsibilities that each position demands.

“The degree of focus and attention needed for each lawmaker to look after the needs of their constituents has increased over the years.

“This is due to the massive development plans and transformation programmes launched by both the state and federal governments in all aspects of the people’s needs,” he said when contacted on Thursday.

He echoed the sentiments of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg who earlier in the week said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) would not field the same candidate for both parliamentary and state seats.

Idris who is also PBB information chief said being the people’s representative, they were expected to support those around them.

“This is by contributing their wits and wisdoms and provide all possible support to non-governmental organisations, associations, charitable and professional bodies to ensure harmony in the state,” he said.