Friday, May 3, 2013
Sarawak Barisan Nasional will win at least 24 seats - YB Datuk Amar Abang Johari
Posted on May 2, 2013, Thursday
KUCHING: PBB deputy president Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg predicts that the state BN will win between 24 and 27 of the 31 seats it is contesting in the May 5 general election. FACILITY FOR THE PEOPLE: Abang Johari (centre), flanked by Wan Junaidi (right) and Dr Abdul Rahman take a walk on the newly-completed pedestrian bridge. — Photo by Rais Sanusi Speaking at the soft launching of the pedestrian bridge in Kampung Boyan here on Tuesday, he said he based his assessment on the fact that Sarawakians were aware of the capabilities of the BN in leading the country to greater heights of development. “This is unlike some people who only know how to criticise and complain,” he said, in an apparent swipe at PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. “She said she felt pity for Sarawakians for having a lousy highway. Why didn’t she feel pity when her husband was the deputy prime minister?” Abang Johari, who is also Minister of Housing and Minister of Tourism, urged voters not to believe whatever Pakatan Rakyat was peddling. “They just want to split the unity of the people here. If we are disunited, we will destroy our own future.” On another matter, Abang Johari told reporters that the state government aimed to redevelop all 12 villages in Seberang Hilir. Without divulging details, he said it would be implemented in phases in the current and 11th Malaysian Plan. “The redevelopment project will be based on the Malay culture and architecture of the villages. Once it is completed, it will definitely help to turn the Malay villages in Seberang Hilir to be a great tourist attraction.” On the pedestrian bridge, he said the 400-metre long bridge linked Kampung Boyan to Fort Margherita, a 134-year-old historical building. He felt that the new attraction would help to create new opportunities for the local community. Among those present were BN’s candidate for Santubong Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Pantai Damai assemblyman Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai.