Be more united in supporting GPS — Penguang
MARUDI (September 25): Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil hopes to see the rural communities here more united and work together with the Sarawak government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the struggle to safeguard their rights as Sarawakians which had been eroded over the years.
In this regard, the Marudi assemblyman said the rural communities must continue to assist one another towards a common goal of transforming Sarawak into a developed state.
Figure 1: TR Kompeni Agon presenting a memento as a token of appreciation to Penguang (third left), while other distinguished guests and longhouse residents look on.
“I would like to remind the rural communities to stand united and work together with the state government and local-based parties by providing support in their fight for our rights as people of the state, which have been eroded over the years.
“Let us unite to develop our own state and safeguard our rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963,” Penguang said when officiating at the UFLO portable water treatment system at Rh Kompeni Agon in Tinjar near here yesterday.
Penguang disclosed that the UFLO portable water treatment system is a Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) project worth RM250,000 for the longhouse.
At the event, Penguang briefed those in attendance on the gist of the Land Code (Amendment) Bill 2018 and urged them to work with their people’s representatives on any matter concerning Native Customary Rights (NCR) land.
A total of RM25,000 in MRP grants was also handed over to the longhouse security and development committee (JKKK) and women’s bureau.
Penguang also distributed MRP grants to the women association of Rh Anthony Ladi, Bakong (RM10,000); JKKK Rh Sabelas Tekalong (RM5,000); Nanga Seridan Tinjar Baram Women’s Bureau (RM5,000); JKKK Nanga Seridan Tinjar (RM20,000) and SMK Tinjar parent-teacher association (RM25,200).
Among those present at the event were a political secretary to the chief minister Alexander Asing, acting Beluru district officer Marliney Igil, Marudi District Council chairman Edward Mendai, Pemanca Engah Nuga and several other community leaders in Marudi.[Source: “Be more united in supporting GPS — Penguang” published by BorneoPost Online]
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