Political activist wants GPS to renominate Dennis for Telang Usan
Posted on : 17 Nov 2021  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Kho (front third left) poses with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg (front fourth left). Dennis is at front second left.

MIRI (Nov 17): A political activist has called on Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to renominate Telang Usan incumbent Dennis Ngau.

Former candidate Kho Thien Seng said Dennis has a proven track record, bringing much development to Baram, in particular Telang Usan, since he was first elected in 2011.

“There has been wild speculation going around by certain parties that want Dennis to be replaced with a new candidate in this coming state election.

“I do not think there is a need to change a candidate who already has a proven track record, is hard-working, and always has a very close relationship with his constituents,” Kho said in an interview today.

He cited Dennis’ achievements in the last five years such as the Pehin Sri Adenan Satem bridge in Long Lama as well as solar energy under the Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares) and hybrid solar project for all 88 villages in the constituency.

Kho said it was previously challenging for Baram folk to get to Long Lama and vice-versa as they could only cross the Baram river by ferry.

Telang Usan is expected to see at least a four-cornered fight between between GPS, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), and Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK).

In the 2016 state election, Dennis garnered 3,231 votes in a straight fight against PKR’s Roland Engan, who polled 3,064 votes, for a slim majority of 167 votes.