GE15: Youth integral to nation’s development, says Kanowit MP

SIBU: Fresh from winning his Kanowit seat in the 15th General Election (GE15), Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang (pic) has big plans for the youth.

He said that those aged 18 to 45 years old are the nation’s assets that are important in various developments – especially new voters aged 18-21.

“The youth are integral to the country’s development from various aspects, especially in terms of economy and education in the future

“We expect the youth to be able to achieve success in various fields, especially in raising the level of education to get better jobs,” he said.

Aaron, who was in his fifth term, said the allocation of RM1.5bil that had been approved for development in the Ulu Rajang Development Agency (URDA) area for the year 2017 to 2022 was evidence of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government’s concern for rural areas.

“This provision is a very large provision that will bring a lot of progress and infrastructural changes in terms of basic facilities in this area (Kanowit)”.

“I hope that it will have an impact on the younger generation so that together they can develop this area and at the same time improve the socio-economics of the Kanowit area,” he said.

Accordingly, the youth needed to be guided and educated to give full impact to the country from various aspects.

In the election, the former deputy health minister won by a slim majority of 236 votes. Aaron polled a total of 7,411 votes.

His nearest rival, Mohd Fauzi Abdullah (PH – PKR) collected 7,175 votes.

The three independent candidates were Michael Lias who amassed 2,289 votes, George Chen Nyuk Fah (741) and Elli Luhat (427).