Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing flew in with heartening news to Bintangor yesterday. He pledged to do his best endeavour towards having Universiti TAR in Bintangor on condition that the BN candidate Ding Kwong Hiing is voted in.
It may sound aloof (conditional upon Ding's victory) and obscure (in the absence of a time frame), but it is undeniably a twilight after so many years of dreaming.
I still recall vividly way back in 90s when Tan Sri Ting strove towards establishing a branch of TAR College in Bintangor. But SUPP Sibu disfavoured the idea on the ground that UCS was in the process of being established with the objective to upgrade it to a university status at a later stage.
As a result of the objection raised, Tan Sri Ting had to drop his plan. Aborting TAR College remains a regret to the region.
After more than 12 years, Tan Sri Ting made a rousing come-back, this time with an even bigger treat!
You may be sceptical, thinking it is just an election gimmick, but Tan Sri Ting's pledge is no nonsense!