Submit applications for development aid, Baru tells village chiefs

Selangau MP Baru Bian urged the people in the community to give priority to their children’s education. (File pic)

SELANGAU: Newly elected Selangau MP Baru Bian wants community chiefs in the parliamentary constituency in Sarawak to submit applications for basic infrastructure development facilities to him.

“I am aware Selangau parliamentary seat is very vast and mostly in the interior such as Sg Kakus, Ulu Anap and Ulu Sangan and still depend on logging roads and rivers as the main mode of transport.

“It is still difficult to get (rural) electricity supply and roads due to its geographical position. I will do my best to obtain feedback and convey this problem to the relevant authorities,” he said at the “Ngiling Bidai” (closing of Gawai Dayak) ceremony for the parliamentary constituency in Rumah Jelaping, Selangau, Tatau, last night.

Baru, who is also Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy chairman, also advised the residents in Selangau to continue to give priority to their children’s education as it would help to uplift the community’s economic status.

He said the three secondary schools (SMK Tatau, SMK Ulu Balingian and SMK Luar Bandar No 1, Sibu) and primary schools (15 in Tatau district and 22 in Selangau district) would help to ensure their children have easy access to schools.

On the challenges faced following the power transition to the PH government, Baru urged the residents in Selangau to support the PH reformation aspirations.

“We must look forward and be united for the sake of our nation and ourselves,” said Baru, who is also the Ba’kelalan assemblyman.