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KUCHING, Dec 4: Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (DAPSY) Serian chief Brolin Nicholsion criticises Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)’s slogan of “Sarawak First”.
According to Brolin, if the GPS-led government really walked the talk on their slogan of ‘Sarawak First’, the Dayak community which makes up 43 per cent of Sarawak’s total population will not be left behind but be able to compete with other races.
To him, even though the Dayak community has been the “fixed deposit” for Barisan Nasional (BN) which GPS was once part of, they have been treated lightly and taken for granted.
Furthermore, despite big allocations for the development of entrepreneurs from the Sarawak government, he observed that many Dayak graduates have refused to return to Sarawak.
“Now, there are a lot of Dayak graduates (who graduated) from overseas and from peninsular Malaysia. Yet they choose not to come back to Sarawak for work.
“In the 2019 Sarawak budget, the Sarawak government had allocated a total of RM18.4 million for the development of entrepreneurship and PKS (small-medium industry), yet I see only a few enjoy the programme and large numbers of Sarawak graduates still preferred to work in Malaya despite all these programmes run by the state government.
“The GPS-led government always slams Pakatan Harapan (PH) especially the DAP (Democratic Action Party) as a peninsular-based party yet they fail to get all the Anak Sarawak who work for the Peninsular bosses to come back and serve Sarawak,” Brolin claimed in a statement today.
He alleged the GPS government even failed to recognise and honour the mutual understanding forged between the founding leaders that when the chief minister is a Malay-Muslim, then the governor must be a Dayak or native non-Muslim.
“Is the Dayak not capable for those two posts?” Brolin questioned.
He claimed PH had promised even back in 2014 that should they form the government in Sarawak, the chief minister will be a Dayak and the Governor will be a Malay.
“That is why it is important for the Dayak community to choose and vote for a better coalition to fight for them and be their voice in the Dewan Undangan Negri (Sarawak Legislative Assembly) in the coming state election. — DayakDaily