Posted on February 13, 2012, Monday
SEMATAN: Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe has vowed to continue serving his constituents despite the uncertainty over whether he would be renominated in the 13th general election.
He said he remained confident that top Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders would decide positively as long as he continued to do a good job in serving the people
Although no longer a member of SPDP, following his sacking recently for gross insubordination, Dr Tiki reasoned that it was still the prerogative of the prime minister and chief minister in making the final decision.
“I advise the people not to be confused by media reports (made against me). The important thing to remember is that I am still the wakil rakyat (elected representative), until the dissolution of Parliament. Until then, I will continue to work together with and serve the people as their elected representative,” said the three-term MP.
Dr Tiki, one of the five former SPDP elected representatives who had formed Barisan Nasional Supporters Club as their new political platform, mentioned these at a public gathering in Kampung Paon on Saturday.
The gathering was attended by about 200 people from Paon and nearby villages.
Apart from Dr Tiki, others in the BN Club are assemblypersons Datuk Peter Nansian (Tasik Biru), Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran (Marudi), Rosey Yunus (Bekenu) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau).
They were formerly known as ‘SPDP5’. Entrie was sacked by the party last November, while the others had their memberships terminated not long after they quit the party and formed BN Supporters Clubs later that November.
Dr Tiki’s future has been hanging in the balance ever since SPDP president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom announced last November that the party would not renominate him (Dr Tiki) in the polls, which is expected to be called soon although the term of the current Parliament only ends on April 24, 2013.
Since then, various names have been bandied around as his replacement in Mas Gading.
On another matter, Dr Tiki urged village security and development committees (JKKK) to work together with their village chiefs in make proper planning to develop their respective villages.
He said JKKKs must have short term, medium term and long term plans to ensure organised and structured developments. He also encouraged the women folk to be involved in economic activities.
Also present at the gathering were Penghulu Wang Ering and Paon village chief Aban Kitong.