Thursday, September 19

Lubok Antu MP hopes to defend seat in the next parliamentary election

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KUCHING: Lubok Antu Member of Parliament William Nyallau Badak hopes to defend his seat in the next parliamentary election.

He is the latest among Barisan Nasional’s (BN) incumbents who have indicated their desire to be re-nominated.

The others are Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit (Mambong) and Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (Santubong) — both from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Datuk Richard Riot (Serian) — Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan (Baram) — Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP). “Just give me one more term and it will be the final round,” said Nyallau during an interview yesterday.

The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president and one-term MP said he still has a mission to accomplish, particularly for development projects in his constituency.

These include the Customs Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) station and police station in Lubok Antu.

Nyallau said the CIQ costing RM12 million was re-tendered after the previous contractor only completed land clearing work.

On the police station, he said, the project at a cost of over RM100 million also faced a similar fate, despite being about 90 per cent completed.

He was happy to note that both projects are now progressing well under new contractors. “Just give me another round (term) and I will be happy to call it a day and see the completion of the projects,” he reiterated.

He pointed out that Agro Bank has opened a branch in Lubok Antu.

In the 2008 parliamentary election, Nyallau defeated independent candidate Nicholas Bawin Anggat by a 1,610-vote majority.

He obtained 6,769 votes against Bawin’s 5,159 votes.KUCHING: Lubok Antu Member of Parliament William Nyallau Badak hopes to defend his seat in the next parliamentary election.

He is the latest among Barisan Nasional’s (BN) incumbents who have indicated their desire to be re-nominated.

The others are Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit (Mambong) and Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (Santubong) — both from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Datuk Richard Riot (Serian) — Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan (Baram) — Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP). “Just give me one more term and it will be the final round,” said Nyallau during an interview yesterday.

The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) vice-president and one-term MP said he still has a mission to accomplish, particularly for development projects in his constituency.

These include the Customs Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) station and police station in Lubok Antu.

Nyallau said the CIQ costing RM12 million was re-tendered after the previous contractor only completed land clearing work.

On the police station, he said, the project at a cost of over RM100 million also faced a similar fate, despite being about 90 per cent completed.

He was happy to note that both projects are now progressing well under new contractors.

“Just give me another round (term) and I will be happy to call it a day and see the completion of the projects,” he reiterated.

He pointed out that Agro Bank has opened a branch in Lubok Antu.

In the 2008 parliamentary election, Nyallau defeated independent candidate Nicholas Bawin Anggat by a 1,610-vote majority.

He obtained 6,769 votes against Bawin’s 5,159 votes.