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Ulu Krian longhouse folk pledge support to BN

SARIKEI: Longhouse folks of Ulu Krian in the Saratok District, last Saturday night, assured the Barisan Nasional (BN) government of their continued solid support.

The assurance was conveyed through the headmen of all the 21 longhouses in Ulu Krian who attended a ‘leaders with the people’ gathering held at Rumah Kayan, Nanga Telik, Krian that night.

Deputy Home Minister, Jelaing Mersat and Modernisation of Agriculture (Farmers organisation and Coperatives) Assistant Minister, Datuk Peter Nyarok Entrie were guests of honour at the gathering which was attended by over 400 longhouse folks, heads of various government departments, councillors and community leaders.

Headman of the host longhouse, Tr. Kayan when conveying the pledge of support said that the longhouse folks still needed a lot of infrastructure and facilities to improve their livelihood.

Because, the BN government had proven its capability and sincerity in looking after their welfare all this while, it deserved to get their continued support.

“We have full trust in the BN government in as far as bringing development to our area is concerned. The BN government had reciprocated our support with the continuous implementation and delivery of both the small and big projects in our area,” he said.

Although the BN government had done a lot to improve their socio-economic status, they still needed more attention from the government as they still lagged far behind compared to their urban counterparts in term of infrastructure and facilities, he added.

Stressing the pledge of support on behalf of the longhouse folks, Kayan said the fact that only two of their votes went to the opposition last election spoke for itself of their trust in the BN government.

Source: Borneo Post