TATAU: Voters in the Selangau area have been urged to not repeat the mistake of falling for the false promises of the opposition.
Minister in the Premier’s Department Datuk John Sikie Tayai said the general election is not the time to conduct experiments because the impact is huge not only on the people in the area involved, but also on the state and the country.
He said they need to realise that the opposition is only good at making promises to attract votes while the government of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is doing a lot to look after the welfare of voters in the area.
He said it was a pity that the incumbent ignored the voters as soon as he won the 14th general election (GE14) in 2018, especially the development of school infrastructure in rural areas.
“After winning the last GE14, we were left alone and did not receive any allocation from the Member of Parliament of the area. This is very bad for all of us,” said Sikei who is Kakus assemblyman.
“Make sure that what happened in 2018 does not repeat itself, it is enough that it becomes a lesson for us in the Selangau, Kakus and Tamin areas.
“The victory of all 31 GPS seats in the upcoming GE is very important for the coalition to carry out continuous development in addition to getting the funds for development from the central government,” he said at the Selangau GPS campaign programme at Punan Community Hall, Lubok Kubong, Kakus, today.
Although he did not mention any names, it was clear that he was talking about Baru Bian.
“Elect representatives who can help us and bring development to our area. We still need a lot of development. We need GPS candidate for Selangau, Edwin Banta, to win this GE15 , so that together with me and Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira we can develop the area.
“Various developments have been and will be enjoyed by the residents of the Lubok Kubong area, including electricity supply through RES which are currently under construction and water supply through SAWAS which is 80 per cent complete.
“Meanwhile, the road from Nanga Kelebu to Lubok Kubong has been upgraded under the allocation of Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg. All these facilities are from the GPS government,” he said.
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