Tanjung Datu voters working outside the state constituency have been urged to return and cast their votes on polling day on Feb 18 to help Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Amar Jamilah Anu win this weekend’s by-election in Sarawak.
Sarawak Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Chamber (DUBS) Miri secretary Abdul Razak Joni said voters must return and cast their votes for Jamilah Anu to help her to continue the legacy of her late husband Adenan Satem.
DUBS and Sarawak Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Women Chamber (Dewanita) Miri are currently helping to campaign for Jamilah Anu in Tanjung Datu by-election, which was being held following the death of Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan on Jan 11, 2017.
“We urge voters living in Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kuching and Peninsular Malaysia to come back and cast their votes,” Abdul Razak told The Borneo Post on Monday.
He said the voters should know that this was the time to repay gratitude to the late Chief Minister Adenan.
He said Adenan had done a lot for the multi-racial community in Sarawak, and it was only proper for Tanjung Datu voters to give the mandate to his widow Jamilah Anu to continue his legacy.
Abdul Razak said Adenan – better known as Tok Nan or ‘Apai Besai’ among Sarawakians – had changed the landscape of Sarawak through his bold move and firm acknowledgement for the state’s rights.
“Please come back and cast your votes and show your support to Datuk Amar Jamilah, who also is very hardworking in championing the welfare of the less-fortunate people,” Abdul Razak said.
Sharing the same view, Dewanita Miri secretary Laila Mohamad said the movement members have come all the way from Miri to campaign and assist their counterparts at Tanjung Datu as a show of support and gratitude to Adenan.
DUBS and Dewanita Miri members have been joining other local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in campaigning for and giving support for Jamilah in the Tanjong Datu by-election.
Jamilah is facing a three-cornered fight with candidates from State Reform Party Sarawak (STAR) Jonny Aput, and Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru) Rapelson Richard Hamit.
In the last state election, Adenan defeated PKR candidate Jazolkipli Numan with a majority of 5, 892 votes.
He polled 6,360 votes against Jozolfipli’s 468.