Awang Tengah delivers his speech

DARO: The State 2021 Budget is expected to focus on rural development.

This is in line with the theme in the past years, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

“The state government has always been emphasising on rural development as with the budget in recent years, we have allocated approximately 70 percent of the budget towards rural development.

“Next month, during the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, I am confident that the budget which will be presented by the chief minister for next year will also focus on rural development,” he pointed out.

He said this when officiating at a ceremony to launch the Daro Community Hall as well as presenting land titles to locals here on Saturday (Oct 17).

The onus is on the residents here to retain the current government so that rural development is ensured allowing a brighter future for the people, said Awang Tengah.

“We need to ensure that our politics remain stable under the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government led by the chief minister which has been proven to deliver.

“Other Malayan parties such as DAP and PKR, they were given the opportunity to govern for 22 months and they failed to fulfil their promises,” he stressed.

The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president said the parties that had proven to help the people were PBB and their partners in GPS.

“It is normal that when the election nears, there will be a lot of political parties appearing, claiming to fight for Sarawak. I hate to say it but they won’t even be here after the election,” he said.

It is a must for the people to remain united and not to dwell on petty things such as minor disputes and disagreements, emphasised the deputy chief minister.

“Whatever challenges we face, we need to take care of our unity and put our minor differences aside. The power has to remain with GPS as the back bone of the state government,” he said.