Time to unseat opposition in Sibu, says SMC chief

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SIBU: More than enough chances have been given to the opposition and it is now time to make a change and elect those who can bring development here.

The appeal was made by Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horh to voters here ahead of the state election which will be held on Dec 18.

“Look at the results, evaluate for yourself what we have achieved in the last 10 years,” he said.

Ting argued that it was important for all to realise Sibu would be left behind if in remained in opposition hands at the legislative assembly.

He said this was because only the Nangka seat was held by incumbent Dr Annuar Rapaee of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government.

“The other four seats, namely Dudong, Bukit Assek, Pelawan, and Bawang Assan, have all been under the opposition,” said Ting at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Taman Selera Muhibbah Food Park Upgrading Project here on Sunday (Nov 28).

According to Ting, who is also Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Pelawan Branch chairman, if the five seats were held by government representatives, they would be able to contribute RM45 million each in one term.

He said the people had already given a period of 10 years to opposition parties and that it was now time to choose representatives from the GPS government.

“I hope we will all choose the right representative who will bring funds to Sibu so that we can build it and do what we have wanted all along.”

Ting said Sibu town was experiencing a lack of development funds which consequently would slow down its progress, causing it to lag behind.

“The council cannot do it on its own due to limited funds. We can only have more development if we have more elected representatives who can help Sibu get more funds for us,” he explained.

He added that when a lot of funds are channelled, the council would be busier in doing development work.

“Give the GPS parties a chance for five years. After all, you have given the opposition party a chance for 10 years,” he added.

Also present at the ground-breaking ceremony were the Chief Minister’s political secretary Michael Tiang, SMC deputy chairman Bujang Zainuddin Abdul Majid and MPS acting secretary John Tiong.

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