MARUDI: Several community leaders here have pledged their support for Anyi Ngau, the new face to defend Baram parliamentary seat for Barisan Nasional (BN).
Kenyah paramount chief Temenggong Pahang Deng said the Orang Ulu community both in upper Baram and Tinjar should back Anyi, as he was appointed and entrusted by BN’s top leadership to continue bringing development to the constituency.
“He has been chosen and thus I urge the Orang Ulu community in Baram, especially voters, to give their full support to him no matter what,” he said yesterday.
Pahang said Anyi has a lot of experience from his time as a civil servant.
“He has a long history of working as Sarawak administrative officer (SAO), district officer in a few areas in the state and has served as a district officer for nine years in Limbang.
“He has what it takes with that background. He is not someone new to the people in Baram,” he said.
Meanwhile, Penghulu Freddie Abun, a Kelabit community leader from Long Lellang-Long Seridan said his community would continue to support the BN.
“Overall, we are satisfied with the nomination of Anyi Ngau as BN’s candidate for the seat. We will support him,” he said.
Freddie said should Anyi win the seat on May 5, he should continue all the projects underway and bring even more development to improve the standard of living of the people in the area.