KUCHING, May 11: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah expressed regret that Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh is now against the development of the Second Trunk Road.
Abdul Karim said the project is part of the state government’s efforts to develop rural areas.
“I am surprised that Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh would suddenly turn around and see the Second Trunk Road as redundant.
“As an ex-state cabinet minister, he would be able to understand the rationale behind it and where the state prioritises development projects,” Abdul Karim said.
Abdul Karim, who is Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, noted Wong has been a strong supporter of the politics of development under former Chief Ministers, where the state government embarked on developing rural areas.
“His (Wong) turn-around (sic) and rejection of this project now is very much regretted.
“Is he telling us that rural areas and especially coastal areas should be left in poverty, and don’t deserve all good roads?” he asked.
Abdul Karim also said that if this is how Wong looks at things, all rural folks and all Bumiputera who live in rural areas should reject the latter’s party, Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), of which Wong is also president.
“The people who are in cohort with him must also be rejected, Abdul Karim said. — DayakDaily