BINTULU (November 23): The Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS) will not give political parties outside Sarawak a chance to gain a foothold here in the 12th national elections, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said .
He said that as a stable, state-based party, only the GPS has a better understanding of the needs and aspirations of Sarawakans.
“As top leaders of the GPS, we hope that the people will give the party (GPS) its full mandate to continue to lead the state government.
“It is also for us to continue the development program that has been planned and that will be implemented,” he said during the launch of the first phase of the redevelopment plan from Bintulu to Jalan Jepak-Kuala. Tatau here today.
Abang Johari, who is also the chairman of the GPS, said that the coalition is a strong and stable coalition, and therefore these factors would allow him to continue to have the confidence of the people to carry out development projects in the state. , as well as making Sarawak a peaceful place and a prosperous state.
He believed that people were smart enough to know which party had the strength and ability to stand up for their rights.
“Look at what happened in Peninsular Malaysia – political parties are fighting for positions. It’s not GPS culture, ”he said.
At the same time, Abang Johari said that the construction of the Bintulu Bridge over Sungai Kemena will become another important landmark connecting the city center and the Jepak area.
He said the bridge would reduce the distance traveled between the city center and Bintulu airport, as well as settlements in coastal areas here.
On a similar issue, he said that 7,000 units of affordable houses will be built in the Jepak region.
“This will give the people of Bintulu the opportunity to own houses at affordable prices.
“The new area will be known as Jepak Jaya, and it will be developed in stages according to the demand and needs of the population,” he said.
Among those in attendance were Minister of Public Services Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, Department Minister of Chief Minister (Integrity and Mediator) Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Kakus Datuk Holder John Sikie Tayai, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) vice chairman of the board of directors Datuk Haidar Khan Asghar Khan and the general manager of BDA Datu Muhamad Yakup Kari.