Tarat rep wants to stand for re-election

Modrenisastion of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Assistant Minister Datuk Roland Sagah. Photo: Ramidi Subari

SERIAN: Tarat assemblyman Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn is ready to defend his seat in the state election.

He said that he was still physically fit and able to continue to represent the constituency.

However, he added that his candidacy would only be decided by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) chairman.

“I am still keen to go for another round because I feel that I am still physically strong to continue.

“But that again depends on our party president (Abang Johari) to decide,” he told reporters after officiating at the completion of the Hiap Foh Road upgrading work at Kg Beratok, here on Tuesday (Jan 12).

Sagah, who is also PBB vice-president, is currently serving his fifth term as Tarat assemblyman since he was first elected in 1996.

Asked on the declaration of emergency by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong until Aug 1 to curb the spread of Covid-19, Sagah said he had yet to scrutinise the details.

The Assistant Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Minister mentioned that the emergency could be lifted earlier than the Aug 1 date should the number of Covid-19 cases subside.

The current term of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) expires in June. General election, state election and by-elections will not be held during the emergency period.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, when addressing the nation on Tuesday, also informed that Parliament and DUN wouldl not sit until a time to be announced by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.