KUCHING, Nov 30 ― The popular vote for the Sarawak BN government rose to 62.2 per cent during the 11th state election this year from 55.4 per cent in the 10th in 2011, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
In contrast, the popular vote for the opposition (PKR and DAP) decreased from 37.4 per cent in 2011 to 29 per cent this year, he told the state legislative assembly.
Adenan said the popular support had translated to BN’s overwhelming victory in the recent state election, with the coalition winning 72 of the 82 state seats.
In his winding-up speech at the assembly, which ended its session today, the chief minister said: “The rakyat (people) have made their choice and we, the BN government, being a caring and responsible government are duty-bound to deliver all promises made in the last election.
“We are committed to discharging our responsibilities to plan for the prosperity of Sarawak and to look after the well-being of the rakyat,” he said.
Adenan said this was the reason why the state government had fulfilled the 53 Principles and Actions to benefit the rakyat.
“We are implementing development policies and strategies through our Socio-Economic Transformation Plan (SETP) and our transformation initiatives for the economic propsperity of the state and the livelihood of our people.
“Therefore, our programmmes and projects are people-centric and focusing on the rural areas,” he said. ― Bernama