Newly-minted YB breath of fresh air in Stakan

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KUCHING: Newly-elected Stakan assemblyman Datuk Hamzah Brahim is very much a man of action and he means what he says. 

“We have been pleasantly surprised that the newly-minted YB has hit the ground running after a stellar win in the recently concluded Sarawak election,” said Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Stakan branch chairman Datuk Sim Kiang Chiok in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 26).

He said SUPP Stakan branch had worked alongside Hamzah during his campaign as Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) candidate for Stakan, during which he had pledged to bridge the gap between the Chinese community in Stakan and the ruling government.

“He began his tenure with a meaningful foray into the Chinese heartland by visiting and handing out oranges and red packets at Kampung Jernang, Kampung Cina Stakan, and the 10th Mile and 9th Mile Chinese communities on Jan 22,” he said.

He said the branch was glad that their elected representative had been proactive from the beginning with his attention to the ongoing traffic problems along Jalan Dato Mohammad Musa being apparent, having called upon the Public Works Department (PWD) to resume works on the smart traffic lights that were halted before the election for various reasons.

“It is clear that we have with us a new breed of YB who is totally in tune with the aspirations and vision of our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, and we see only good things for the future of the Stakan constituency,” said Sim.

On their part, he assured that SUPP Stakan branch would continue to work together with the new team as they had done with the previous administration.

“Together, we hope to further strengthen the relationship of the non-Bumiputera electorate with the GPS government.

“We foresee that with this kind of proactive actions, GPS will be able to further enhance our position and bargaining power at the federal level and with a potential 31 seats in GPS hands, Sarawak will retain our strong position come the 15th General Election (GE-15),” he predicted.

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