MARUDI: The Baram people from the three constituencies namely the Telang Usan, Marudi and Mulu must continue to stay united and support the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Oepng for continued development.

Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said it is crucial for the Baram folk to give their undivided support to the Sarawak government for the area to be under the state government’s agenda of development “radar”.

“It makes a big difference when one’s constituency is represented by a people’s representative who is from the ruling government or party,” he said in reference to the state government being under GPS rule.

Dennis was speaking at the launch of the final Baram Agrofest 2019 Beauty Contest at Marudi square on Saturday night.

Apart from presence of some 3,000 locals, also in attendance were Marudi assemblyman who is also Local Government and Housing Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil, local heads of departments and community leaders.

Dennis reminded the Baram people to always practise and uphold three important principles in life that include teamwork, friendly and an attitude full of initiatives towards work.

Meanwhile Nicole Goldy was crowned the Baram Agrofest 2019 Beauty Queen while Philomena Ping Kajan took the first runner-up spot. Falviana Joseph Chong came in third.