KUCHING, March 12: Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) MPs for Stampin and Bandar Kuching, Chong Chieng Jen and Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen, should apply for more development grants for federal agencies in their constituencies instead of showering blame on fellow Sarawakian MPs in Parliament.
In stating this, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Kitang branch secretary Amy Tnay Li Ping informed that fire and rescue bureaus, medicine, police stations, and schools are under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
However, she said these institutions established in Sarawak often face the problem of poor and insufficient facilities.
“Taking the fire hydrant issue raised by Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong Wui Wui as an example, she should remind Chong and Dr Yii and hope they can extend this in Parliament and seek funding for Sarawak to improve fire protection equipment so that people can live in a safer environment.
“The shabby schools, insufficient manpower in the police station, insufficient petrol cars and personnel, insufficient medical facilities and other issues are worthy of the attention of members of Congress.
“Sarawak has contributed billions in oil currency and has paid a large amount of taxes to the federal government. Therefore, they (Chong and Dr Yii) should pay attention to and assist Sarawak in upgrading and improving these areas under their jurisdiction,” she said in a statement today.
She also mentioned that all MPs elected to represent Sarawakians in Parliament must speak on behalf of the people.
“Instead of always showering blame on fellow Sarawakians and calling attention to inaction from fellow Sarawakians MPs in Parliament, perhaps they should look at the man in the mirror and start with themselves as they are representatives for Sarawakians in Parliament,” she added. — DayakDaily