Yussibnosh Balo

MUKAH: Sarawak leaders are not what some have described as “old wine in a new bottle” or to be equated with Barisan Nasional (BN) of the past.

Tellian assemblyman Yussibnosh Balo, who dismissed such allegations, said current state leaders were more far-sighted.

In a recent statement he said that since taking the lead in Sarawak, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, with the support of parties in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), had done something new to ensure that the state continued to move forward with a vision which had been planned earlier.

“Among them is the establishment of the Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS), Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), and many more which had not been done before this, and all of this is to drive the development of the state to a high level.

“In terms of politics, all parties in GPS are not only united because they are under one roof but they also do not practise party hopping as done by one of the experienced politicians in the state,” Yussibnosh said.

He said that this individual was once with the state government but now said that the state government did not know how to spend state funds and so on.

“Why is it that when it was still the previous government, this individual did not say such thing?” Yussibnosh questioned.

He said this individual had also touched on the Rural Transformation Project (RTP) which was indeed implemented for the people and development of an area.

“I would like to invite ketua masyarakat and ketua kaum in Sarawak, especially in my area, to always stand firm behind the current government, including the implementation of RTP in the respective areas because GPS always prioritises the wellbeing of the people.

“The understanding among the assemblymen in Sarawak is also evident, including between the Tellian assemblyman and Balingian assemblyman until their service centre is within the same building,” he said.

Yussibnosh said this while speaking at the Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak (Ukas) @Community Tellian programme at the SCORE building meeting room here recently.

Meanwhile, Datuk Takun Sunggah who was representing the director of Ukas said that the state government had created Ukas as a medium to channel information about Sarawak, as matters on were rarely featured in major media such as RTM and TV3 since Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the federal government in 2018.