Monday, March 10, 2008


Big winners pledge to work harder


Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin (Petagas), Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan (Apas) and Saddi Abd Rahman (Sukau) were among the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates who won with more than 2,000 majority votes in the State constituencies. Yahya said he would work hard to fulfil promises made to the people during campaign and this includes implementing development for the benefit of the constituents. He also said that he would be working towards improving the infrastructure, especially the drainage and the road in an effort to ease traffic congestion in the area. Yahya also advised the public to take up all the opportunities provided with the implementation of the Sabah Development Corridor so that they are not left out. For Tawfiq, his victory is a trust to him given by the people and it is a responsibility which he intends to shoulder the best he can. “My victory was not for dignity but a responsibility entrusted to me by the constituents. I will do my best to serve them,” he said and thanked the voters in Apas for giving him the mandate as their elected representative. “I will continue to improve the basic infrastructure facilities in Apas, especially to improve the water and electricity supply besides upgrading the roads. I will also work towards improving the people’s socio-economy for their prosperity as well as to narrow the gap between the rural and urban areas,” he said. He encouraged the people to approach him with their problems and added, “I will spend three days a week in the constituency to hear them out and try to resolve their problems.” Tawfiq hoped that all the political parties in the State will forget any misunderstanding that had occurred before the election and instead work hard to develop Sabah’s rural areas. Meanwhile, Saddi, the new face for BN, wished to create a small and moderate industry for Sukau to reduce the gap between the rural and urban communities. “As a new face, I am happy because the people have given me the trust to be their representative. I will take this opportunity and do the best for them,” he said. He hoped that Sukau will change for the better with the implementation of the Sabah Development Corridor.