KUCHING: Kedup assemblyman Martin Ben remains nonchalant despite Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) announcing its intention to contest in almost all the Bidayuh-majority seats in the 12th state election.
He told New Sarawak Tribune that as a political entity, PBK has the right to choose which constituency it wishes to contest in the election.
“As for the Bidayuh seats, I believe all Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) incumbents have done their best to deliver our promises and make sure development projects are implemented fairly.
“Comes the state election, we shall leave it to the voters to judge,” he said when contacted on Sunday (Jan 31).
He believed that all the initiatives laid by the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg “are as clear as day”, adding that it is only obvious for the people to choose GPS.
PBK president Voon Lee Shan recently announced that the party had identified potential candidates to contest in all Bidayuh-majority seats, except one, in the coming state election.
He refused to name the odd seat but he did not deny that the reason was because the incumbent is ‘too strong’.
There are eight Bidayuh-majority seats in Sarawak, namely, Opar, Tasik Biru, Serembu, Mambong, Tarat, Bukit Semuja, Tebedu and Kedup.