KUCHING: Satok assemblyman Datuk Ibrahim Baki paid tribute to his constituents, describing his success in the recent state election as a victory for the people.
According to a Sarawak Public Communication Unit (UKAS) report made available to the media on Tuesday (Jan 4), Ibrahim said the victory gave him the spirit to continue the struggle of former Satok assemblyman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg – who is now into his second term as chief minister – who transformed Satok over the years.
“Therefore, I must work hard and need the concerted efforts from the people. Especially from members of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) branches, whose efforts are needed to develop the Satok area,” he said.
Earlier on Monday (Jan 3), he attended a thanksgiving ceremony to mark his convincing victory in the election.
Ibrahim has been involved in politics for close to 40 years, and his victory in Satok marks a new journey in life.
“I told my family that after this my life will change because I also belong to the people. I am open and a good listener. If there are reprimands and criticisms, come and see me.
“Together, let’s help to develop and prosper Satok,” he said.
In the state polls, Ibrahim garnered 6,991 votes with a majority of 6,033 votes. He won the Satok seat in a three-cornered fight against Dr Irwan of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) who only managed to secure 948 votes and Awang Badele of Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) who had only 415 votes.