Kiandee: Government serious about helping remote villages

Beluran MP Ronald Kiandee urges people in rural areas to continue supporting BN. (Wikipedia pic)

BELURAN: The progress enjoyed by those living in Kampung Pulau Tetabuan, a remote village on an island near here, proves the government’s commitment to developing far-flung villages in the state, says Beluran MP Ronald Kiandee.

The Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker said the government had provided the basic infrastructure and carried out various programmes to uplift the people’s standard of living.

He said concrete bridges, a multipurpose hall, a housing scheme, a mosque, repairs to dilapidated homes, assistance to fishermen and rural power supply had all been provided.

“Of course, there are still many more things needed by the people in the village, especially uninterrupted power supply and a rural health clinic,” he said at a recent meet-the-people function here.

Kiandee said the government would continue to provide basic infrastructure for more remote villages in the Beluran parliamentary constituency.

He also urged the people in the rural areas to continue supporting Barisan Nasional (BN) and give a bigger mandate to the coalition in the coming election.

“Efforts to develop and prosper the people have always been the objective of the BN government.

“We have a good record of carrying out development for the benefit of the people through the best approaches and initiatives possible.”

Some of these initiatives, he said, included the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) and the provision of subsistence allowances to fishermen to lighten their burden.