PDP wants to reclaim Saratok and Mas Gading



BAU: Parti Demokratik Progresif (PDP) wants to reclaim the loss of two parliamentary seats in the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15).

The party’s vice president Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said by getting back both the Saratok and Mas Gading seats, the work to develop the area can begin and people will be benefit from developments.

“PDP wants to take back Saratok, so there will be no compromise with its incumbent, and we will let the leadership in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to decide who from our party is the right candidate.

“For Mas Gading, we lost the seat in the last general election, so now we want the seat back. The people have seen, observed and tested how the opposition is doing.

“We need a representative from GPS to win the seat so that we can work with local assemblymen to develop their constituency, especially Opar.

“In Opar, there are a lot of things to do to the area because we have our new assemblyman there, so we need to bring up this area,” said Henry, who is also Tasik Biru assemblyman.

He added that the current Mas Gading MP is not doing anything to help Opar, thus there is a need for GPS to claim the seat belonging to PDP.

He also hoped Bintulu MP cum PDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and Baram MP Anyi Ngau will retain their respective parliamentary seats when the general election comes.

“So far, decisions have yet to be made by GPS but we hope that we can win those two seats belonging to PDP.

“A few people have been lobbying and we also have identify potential candidates but we allow them to move around to introduce themselves to prove who the best is for the party,” he said.

In addition, Henry said the upcoming general election will certainly not be a smooth sailing win for GPS as there will be issues created by some individuals.

“But now the people have learnt from the past and have seen how much development have been brought to their areas.

“They have become smarter and know who is the right candidate to represent them, which I think is important,” he said.

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