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Go home and vote, Sarawakians urged

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP has urged Sarawakians living and working in Sabah to make an effort to return to their respective constituencies and vote for DAP candidates during this coming Sarawak state election.

Sabah DAP chairman Jimmy Wong made the call today while campaigning in Limbang, to assist DAP candidate for Bukit Kota, Leong Kwang Yew.

Sabah DAP has dispatched an eight-member team led by Wong to assist Leong in the state election on April 16.

Among the team members are Sabah DAP vice-chairman Peter Liew, secretary Dr Edwin Bosi, treasurer Henry Mogindol, committee member and Merotai chief Robert Penggal.

The Sabah team also has three Iban-speaking members from Merotai who will be helping out in “ceramah” in the Iban longhouses.

Wong said that DAP leaders in Limbang were confident that its candidate will triumph in this election, citing the people’s dissatisfaction over the rising prices of consumer items as well as the recent increase in the price of petrol, as against a low and stagnant income.

“It is all about bread and butter issue here in Limbang besides the poor infrastructure, lack of welfare assistance to the old folks and poor business facilities,” he said.

Two-party system

Wong also noted the desire of the people for a two-party system of government, which is gaining momentum and may help boost DAP’s profile.

“People are beginning to realise that a two-party system will give them a choice,” he said.

The 10th Sarawak general election will see a four-cornered fight in Bukit Kota in the district of Limbang. Leong, a young local businessman, will face the BN and two independent candidates for the seat.

Wong commended Leong for his tenacity and commitment to bring about positive change to Limbang and its people.

“Leong even spent his own money for this purpose when he could have opted for BN and be contented with all the benefits. But the thoughts of the people’s misery and suffering prompted him to join DAP to fight for the people of Limbang as a whole, and Bukit Kota in particular,” Wong said.

He added that the Sabah DAP team fully endorsed Leong’s aspiration of transforming Limbang into a prosperous border town on the doorstep of Sabah and Brunei.

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