Rep happy with supportive constituents


SERIAN: Kedup assemblyman Martin Ben believes that his constituents will continue to give their full support to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government come the 12th state election.

He noted that the people in his constituency have been supportive of all the initiatives implemented by the state government.

“I think the rakyat are very positive and supportive towards GPS, especially with the initiatives from the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to bring us moving forward, particularly towards a developed and industrialised state by 2030,” he said.

He was speaking to New Sarawak Tribune after officiating at the handover of the Yayasan Sarawak (Sarawak Foundation) School Uniform Voucher for Kedup constituency here on Friday (Oct 22).

The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) assistant secretary-general added the GPS government also has a clear direction in charting the future of Sarawak.

“I think we should continue to work together…giving full and strong support to GPS.

“This is so that we can continue the development agenda for the people,” he said.

Asked if he was ready for the state election, he said: “Yes, I am ready. I am excited and I am ready,” he said.

However, he said he would leave it to the wisdom of the party leadership to assess his performance and whether he would be retained to defend the seat.

On another note, the PBB Kedup Branch chairman said that as his constituency is largely agriculture based, he hoped that more programmes focused on improving the agriculture sector could be implemented for the villagers.

“Not just agriculture activity per se, but also how we can go beyond such as downstream processing of agriculture products.

“With the digitalisation of things, we hope that not only we can become the agriculture hub for raw materials but also a processing hub.

“So, when we can market it directly via digital platforms, that will be very good for the people,” he said.

Given this scenario, he said efforts to improve the agriculture sector could bring further economic growth to the society in his constituency.

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