BENTONG: Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Amizar Abu Adam is determined to improve the Orang Asli community's access to and level of education if he is given the mandate in the Oct 7 Pelangai state by-election.
He is keen to see the aspect of education becoming the basis for the Orang Asli community so that they can further their studies and obtain good jobs that will change the fate of their family.
"My goal is to add value to the level of education until it becomes the foundation of the Orang Asli community here," he told reporters after meeting the Ulu Semei Orang Asli today.
Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail had previously stated that the state government is allocating RM12.32 million this year to improve the Orang Asli community's standard of living in various aspects.
Meanwhile, village head Yihang Atung said Amizar is seen as the perfect candidate to continue government efforts in meeting the needs of Orang Asli in the Pelangai state constituency.
According to Yihang, 83 out of the 185 Ulu Semei Orang Asli villagers are eligible to vote in the Pelangai state by-election, which will see a three-cornered fight between Amizar, Kasim Samat of Perikatan Nasional (PN) and independent candidate Haslihelmy DM Zulhasli.- Bernama