Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Baram has high hopes that it will succeed in wresting Baram parliamentary seat from Barisan Nasional (BN) in the upcoming 14th General Election (14th GE).
In a statement here yesterday, PKR Baram chairman Roland Engan said the party was optimistic that the people in Baram would shift to PKR under Pakatan Harapan (PH) this time round because of the party’s mission of safeguarding the people’s interest and welfare.
“PKR Baram definitely wants to be part of the new government under PH and for this reason we would strive for an excellent performance in the 14th GE.
“It will not be very much of a tussle between candidates but more on the mission of each candidate contesting the seat on what they aim to achieve should they be elected,” he said.
He stressed that the decision on whom to elect lies with the people.
Roland, who contested in the 2013 parliamentary election, pointed out that the people of Baram were fully aware of the national and state issues which affected their livelihood.
He singled out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as one of the BN government’s policies that had burdened the people very much, especially those living in the rural areas including Baram.
“No matter how hardworking our present people’s representatives are, they cannot do much due to development fund constraint to develop the constituency.
“And the government’s continuous tactics of promising goodies may not be very effective because the people know very well about the national debt and the government’s empty coffers which need to be borne by the people’s GST and other taxes,” he noted.
On another note, Roland said the PKR candidate would only be announced at the right time.
Source : @ The Borneo Post Online