KUCHING: Despite concerns on the rainy season come polling day on Nov 19, the people must go out and vote to fulfil their democratic responsibilities said political analyst Dick Lembang Dugun opined.
He said with the mandate returned to the people, it is an opportunity for them to restructure the country by choosing the right candidates or coalition of political parties to form a federal government.
“With 14 days given for campaigning, I think it is more than enough when we are looking to the weather forecast.
“There are lots of online medium can be used to campaign by parties or politician. Should they use this, use it wisely and with integrity and accountability,” he said.
He added that the knowledge of political communication and marketing must be utilised by the candidates or political parties.
He said this when contacted by New Sarawak Tribune on Thursday (Oct 20) to respond on the important dates set for the 15th general election (GE15).
Apart from that, he also urged that those staying outside of their parliamentary constituencies to return and vote.
“All the registered voters who are outside of their voting area or constituency can buy tickets to go home to ensure their votes are cast.
“We need to give a strong mandate for political parties to form a government because this is for the future of our country.
“Hence, it is our responsibility as voters to choose the right representatives in protecting our rights, our voices and running our country,” the UNIMAS lecturer said.