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Nogeh Says Ready For Coming Polls
Nogeh (sixth right) and Calivat on his right in a photocall with members of the Taiwanese delegation.
March 2nd, 2018 | 09:14 AM | 263 views
Mas Gading MP Datuk Anthony Nogeh says he is well prepared to face his opponents in the coming general election.
He said he has made his presence felt in the constituency since becoming the elected representative, and having brought much development to the area.
“Well, the choice of candidate is the prerogative of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as national BN chairman and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as state Barisan Nasional chairman.
“If I were renominated as a candidate for Mas Gading, I can say I am well prepared because I have done a lot for the constituency. I also have further vision to develop the area and the people,” he told the press at Kpg Opar near here yesterday.
Earlier, Nogeh, together with Opar assemblyman Datuk Ranum Mina welcomed a 40-member delegation of Council of Indigenous People of Taiwan led by its deputy minister Calivat Gadu (Chinese name Chung Hsing Hua) to the village.
Nogeh also said he had visited several villages in Opar and Tasik Biru, the two state seats under Mas Gading, and also the Chinese settlements, adding that he had also helped houses of worship of various religions in the constituency.
According to Nogeh, who is Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, those voters who turned against him in the last general election were now back in the BN fold.
“During the last general election, a 3-term MP was also contesting. He still had many supporters, but now they are with BN,” he said.
In the last general election, Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe obtained 6,109 votes to Nogeh’s 8, 265 votes.
On issues in this election, Nogeh said the 1MDB and goods and services tax (GST) being raised at the national level were not relevant to Sarawakians.
“When you talk about GST, Malaysia is not the only country to impose it. On 1MDB, I think it is not an issue anymore. We, the rural people, are not related to 1MDB.”
courtesy of THE BORNEO POST
by Jacob Achoi
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