Monday, March 2, 2009

BN will retain Batang Ai, Jabu

Deputy Chief Minster, who is also Deputy President of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu ak Numpang said the people of Batang Ai still opt for development and they know only BN can bring progress to the area.Speaking to reporters in Betong today, Datuk Patinggi Jabu said the Batang Ai dwellers also know that their former assemblyman who passed away recently, Datuk Dublin Unting Ingkot who represented BN was a person who can deliver promises.Furthermore, BN has a good track record at Batang Ai and has work hard for the rakyat especially the rural population.Meanwhile, Datuk Patinggi Jabu said a road from Betong town to Sungai Tisak will be constructed to enable the marketing of the infamous and highly price “Tapah” fish.He said the Betong Divisional Office will apply for an allocation for the purpose. Once constructed the present “Tapah” fish rearing project will be expanded into an industry.He said to ensure sustainable development of the industry, the relevant authority and agencies will control and regulate the harvesting system so that “Tapah” fish would not extinct.Earlier, Datuk Patinggi Jabu who is also the Minister of Rural Development witnessed the swearing in ceremony for the Chairmanship and councillors of the Betong District Council (BDC).Among those present at the function were Minister of Natural Resources and Environment who is also the Member of Parliament for Betong, Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas, state assemblymen, Dr Wahbi Hj.Junaidi (Saribas), Robert Lawson Chuat (Bukit Saban), Dr Johnicol Rayong (Engklili),Betong Resident, Romie Sigan Daniel, Betong District Officer, Friday Belik, Political Secretary,Isik Utau and head of departments and community leaders.
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