Awang Tengah (centre) arriving at the dinner.

MIRI: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan observed that opposition parties tend to appear or become active only around election time, then disappear when election is over.

“Unlike Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), we have been working and fighting very hard for Sarawak and the interest of the people,” he said.

Speaking at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Northern Region dinner on Friday at Piasau Boat Club here, he said that voters should learn from previous experience when Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the federal government and cut a huge development budget meant for Sarawak.

The gathering was attended by nearly 100 PBB working committee members who were involved in the organising of the PBB Northern Region mini convention last month.

“A lot of mega projects that were supposed to be carried out were slashed by PH,” he pointed out.

Citing on the never-ending political chaos in Malaya, Awang Tengah said Sarawak is blessed as its leaders are genuine in wanting to serve the people.

Therefore, he said GPS must win in the coming 12th state election to ensure a stable future for Sarawak.

“GPS, led by our chairman Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, has been working hard in making sure that Sarawak is a developed state by 2030,” he said.

Also present were Deputy Transport Minister Hasbi Habibollah; State Legislative Assembly deputy speaker and Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala; Assistant Minister for Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Rosey Yunus; Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni; Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat; Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau and PBB Senadin branch chairman Julaihi Mohamad.