The 42-year-old singer and former journalist hopes to make his song a reality by addressing problems of illegal immigrants, unemployment, undeveloped land and others, should he be voted in as the assemblyman.
“As a local artiste, I feel that I have an advantage in that people find it easier to approach me and share with me their woes,” Janrywine said.
“I also want to work towards uplifting the standards of our local creative and entertainment industry.”
While he thanked the incumbent Kawang assemblyman Datuk Ghulam Haidar Khan of Sabah Bersatu for his service these past years, Janrywine said it was time for the latter to pass the baton to “someone else with more energy, spirit and vision to make Kawang better”.
He noted that in Kawang, most of the folk were involved in agriculture but not many knew how to increase their product values and produce.
“I want to provide a platform for them to upskill themselves so we can develop agriculture on a bigger scale and create more business as well as job opportunities for the locals,” he said.
Janrywine believes Kawang can also venture into agro-tourism.
“There is so much potential here and if we are committed, we can make our dreams come true,” he said.
For now, Janrywine is not able to personally cover as much ground as he hopes to due to bad weather and the measures put in place amid Covid-19 concerns.
“So I use social media to engage with local folk and to get my messages across,” he said.
He is down for a five-cornered fight with Perikatan Nasional’s Gulam, Parti Cinta Sabah’s (PCS) Abdul Rahim Lassim, Parti Warisan Sabah’s Musli Sapan and Usno’s Awang Arip Nasib @ Ag Arif Nasip.
Kawang is under the Papar parliamentary constituency.
Apart from Janrywine, other local artistes who are also contesting in the state polls are Apiang Sausun of PCS for Melalap and Jimmy Palikat, an independent hopeful in Tambunan.
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