Saratok needs a fresh, new icon to help pave the way forward for the parliamentary constituency.
In this respect, Barisan Nasional (BN) man Subeng Mula is seen as the dynamic figure who is able to formulate the strategies aimed at achieving this goal, says Kalaka assemblyman Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz.
“This will be my final term. I have been an ADUN (assemblyman) for 28 years now and some of you will agree with me that what we have today is a far cry to what we had to go through many years ago,” he said when met at a ‘leaders-meet-people’ session here yesterday, where Subeng was also present to meet the local folk.
He disclosed that when he first became an assemblyman, there was no tar-sealed road in Kalaka and Kabong.
“In those days, the journey to Kabong was back-breaking and the other areas were only accessible via rivers.
“Today, I can say that 100 per cent of the areas are accessible by roads – only a few have yet to be tar-sealed,” he said.
On water supply problems, Abdul Wahab said it was not limited to Kabong. However, he said the chief minister had given his personal pledge to solve the problem as soon as possible.
Back on Subeng, Abdul Wahab believed that being a young and energetic leader, he (Subeng) could help transform Saratok and bring it to greater heights.
Subeng faces Ali Biju of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in Saratok this parliamentary election.
Meanwhile, Kabong assemblyman Mohd Chee Kadir reminded all constituents to be wary of the
Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto, which was promising ‘the stars and the moon’.
“The choice is in our hands – whether we want a government that is led by a 93-year-old man who should be looking after his grandchildren at home, or led by a dynamic individual,” he said.
“Be realistic. Don’t get duped easily by the sweet promises that they (PH) could never deliver,” he said.