It seems everytime there is an election his name would crop up and also thrown into the equation. It’s catchy and it rolls off anyones tongue as his name is James Laju Ak .Ambok and the locals call him Chairman Laju(Fast Chairman) Is he seriously being shortlisted again for a ticket in the impending State Elections.?
Then again where will he be standing and on whose seat? The past Chairmans of SRDC has gone on and become Elected Representatives and names like Vincent Goh and Wong Soon Koh are but two of the present DUN YBs.
The people under the jurisdiction of the SRDC has only kind words for this Chairman as he does “turun padang” and he does try to fulfill the needs of the rural community under his charge.
According to a resident who lives in Sibu Jaya,he quotes Mr Fast Chairman stands firm to the mission of the council and that is,” Reaching Out Beyond Rural Development. With a steadfast Vision, every limb of SRDC will be fighting, carrying a mission: To Provide an Effective Local Authority Services to Rate Payers Within Our Jurisdiction by Year 2015.”
He is always seen working very closely with all authorities in the Sibu area and we might just produce another YB from SRDC. No one can rule that out and whichever party he stands he will put up a good fight for the coalition.
A Chairman whose name is an easy sell and very marketable in the eyes of the BN would provide a hurdle plus a headache for the opposition. Its a nice puzzle for BN leaders to consider in the melting pot. The people of SRDC does take to the Chairman as one of their own and some in the opposition quarters do agree that he has lived up to his name.