Accusations of GPS contributing to “kerajaan perompak” off the mark

Uggah (4th right) and Dennis (left) with local community leaders at the opening of Long Bedian sub district office building.

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LONG BEDIAN, Mar 2: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah opines that the accusations by social media that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government had contributed in setting up “Kerajaan Perompak”  (government of thieves) are “off the mark”.

Strongly denying the allegations, Uggah explained that Sarawak government was asked to help in choosing the new prime minister.

“We only gave our support to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the Prime Minister. We did not formed the Perikatan Nasional government under Muhyiddin. GPS is only bring friendly to them,” Uggah stressed.

He also asserted that the collapse of Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was by its own doing.

“Sarawak initially supported former Prime Minister Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohammad. However, like what our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said, Mahathir kept switching his stance which made the situation from bad to worse,” he told reporters before the earth breaking ceremony for several Highland Development Agency (HDA) projects for Long Bedian sub-district today.

GPS paid a visit to Muhyiddin after the later was appointed as the eight prime minister.

Uggah said it was a very cordial visit where Abang Johari explained Muhyiddin about Sarawak’s rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and how crucial the issue is to the State.

Meanwhile, the HDA projects for Long Bedian sub-district was GPS government’s efforts to expediate rural development in a more systematic way.

“We have three agencies implementing it and each has been given RM1.5 billion for the initial infrastructural development. The state government is prepared to give more future allocations to the agencies for projects like power and water supplies, repairing dilapidated schools and income generating agricultural programmes.”

The state government is also planning to set up a collecting, processing and packaging centre (CPPC) in Long Lama to help farmers sell their products.

Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau said the RM1.5 billion allocation for HDA will be used to implement 49 projects in both his and Mulu constituencies.

Dennis added that Telang Usan will get 17 roads and six water supply projects costing a total of RM750 million.— DayakDaily