Mawan: Non-BN represented Meluan also gets MRP fund

Mawan (fifth left) presents an MRP grant to a representative of a JKKK.

Mawan (fifth left) presents an MRP grant to a representative of a JKKK.

JULAU: Meluan constituency has been allocated a total of RM1.6 million in minor rural project (MRP) fund in 2014 and 2015 despite not being represented by a BN assemblyman.

Social Development Minister Tan Sri William Mawan, through whom the fund was distributed, said it was due to his excellent relationship with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the state-level and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at federal level.

That clearly reflected the acknowledgement of the role of his party, Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) in the BN framework by its top leaders, Mawan said.

“Though Teras is yet to be accepted as a full-pledged component of BN, the people

should not doubt its sincerity in extending efficient and quality services to them under the BN umbrella.”

“If the top BN leadership were to pick a candidate from Teras to wrest back Meluan seat from the opposition in the coming state election, the people should give him/her their solid support,” Mawan said when presenting MRP grant to several village security and development committees (JKKKs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at Rumah Engkulau, Wong Besi Api near here recently.

He also hoped that leaders of all BN component and BN-friendly parties would uphold the team spirit to ensure a big win for BN in the coming polls.

During the function, Mawan presented RM30,000-grant to the JKKK of Rumah Engkulau and RM5,000 each to its youth and women sections.

Mawan also presented part of the RM500,000-MRP fund approved for 91 JKKKs and NGOs in the Meluan area.

Apart from MRP grants, the people in Meluan also had a fair share of big projects under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP), Mawan said, among them were Nanga Meluan bridge; Entabai-Ulu Kanowit road and Nanga Entabai-Ulu Entabai road.

Sarikei Resident Dr Anthony Valentine Laiseh, Meradong/Julau District Council Secretary Adrian Luang, a representative from Julau District Police ASP Johnson Nuing and Special Affairs Department (Jasa) Liaison officer for Julau were also present.