Salang: BN will still rule after GE

Joseph Sallang Gandum

(TMI) — The Barisan Nasional (BN) will still rule the country after the upcoming 13th General Election (GE), said Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang.


He said for this and many other very good reasons, rural folks in the state should not waste their votes in supporting the opposition.

“In Sarawak we even have an opposition party, the Sarawak Workers’ Party (SWP), which claims that it is actually pro-BN.

“This goes to show that it admires the BN and has great confidence in its leaders ability to administer the nation and serve the people,” he said at a Natural Disaster Awareness Programme held at longhouse Rh.Kelukot in Nanga Telesa, Sungai Mujok in the interior here last evening.

The BN, he said, despite its shortcomings, had as a matter of fact, accomplished much more in terms of bringing unprecendented progress, stability and prosperity to the nation which also benefitted the people.

“It has still a lot more that it is going to implement to improve on these accomplishments. 

“The people, especially those in rural areas must remain with it in order to allow these to continue so that they can benefit even more,”he said. 

Meanwhile, Salang expressed the hope that all candidates, especially from the opposition parties, would not resort to personal attacks to win the people’s support during the campaigning period (for the GE).

He said this was because the people themselves could tell whether the accusations and allegations made were true or otherwise and this could backfire on those responsible.

On the programme jointly organised by the Julau District Office, the Julau Police and the Bintangor Fire and Rescue Department, he said it was a step in the right direction as there had been recent cases of longhouse fires and next month, the Julau and Pakan Districts were expected to face the seasonal flood. — Bernama