LUNDU – The two Sarawak deputy chief ministers, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing who are both Dayaks, are capable of doing their best for the Dayak community together with their cabinet colleagues and Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) publicity committee chairman Datuk Peter Minos, who said this, believed they would focus on rural development, titling of native customary rights (NCR) land and solving the ‘pemakai menoa’ (territorial domain) and ‘pulau galau’ (communal forest reserve) issues and do many other things for the Dayaks.
Uggah and Masing are from PBB and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) respectively.
“What has Parti Bansa Dayak (PBDS) Baru to show? Shouting on issues is easy but getting things done and problems solved is difficult as it needs patience and funds and a host of other things,” said Minos in a statement, Wednesday.
He said the locals deeply respected the late chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and as such, the voters in Tanjung Datu would back his widow Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu in the by-election.
Jamilah, 61, is being challenged by PBDS Baru candidate Rapelson Richard Hamit and Sarawak Reform Party’s (Star) Johnny Aput in the by-election.
Minos said: “The PBDS Baru candidate is one typical candidate in Sarawak who stands in any election merely for the sake of contesting and will hit out at anything under the sun.
“Tanjong Datu is PBB/BN bastion and any opposition can try its luck there, but PBB is confident that its candidate Jamilah will be voted in.”