PRS upholds rural centric mantra

Datuk Snowdan Lawan

KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is playing to its strengths of being a rural-based party focusing on rural development, said its youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan.

He said the party was honouring its past pledges to the people through its minor rural projects (MRPs) and rural transformation projects (RTPs) to complement other projects under the 12th Malaysia Plan.

“This is to develop our state in all aspects, notably our physical infrastructures.
“We align our efforts to being ‘rural centric’ as envisaged by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in the budget speech last year.

“That is our standard operating procedure (SOP),” he said in a statement on Sunday when commenting on the prospects of PRS going into the upcoming state election.

Snowdan said that it was public knowledge that the state election would be due by June 2021.

“We began our preparations almost as soon as the 11th State Election ended. We never rested on our laurels. We are ever ready.

“We always assume that we are facing an election every day and get our machineries on alert,” he said.

The Youth and Sports assistant minister said the party was not sidelining the cyber war either, placing its youth as cybertroopers on social media.

“This would be our path towards the ‘new design’ in politics to cater for the emerging youth (who are) eligible (to vote) at age 18.

“This is without barrier to their early exposure, a norm granted without being demanded. That is how far we appreciate them because we ought to honour, not deny them their rights,” he said.