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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, May 26: Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan has termed Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) under Pakatan Harapan (PH) a ‘tin kosong’ (all talk, no action).
Awang Tengah said Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), on the other hand, is a responsible government that keeps its promises made to the people of Sarawak.
“They (PH-DAP) were given the chance to rule the Federal government for 22 months. What have they achieved?
“They promised to give 20 per cent oil and gas royalties to Sarawak and 50 per cent tax revenue collected from Sarawak to be returned to Sarawak. But nothing was realised. Only empty talks,” he said.
Awang Tengah added that the then PH government even canceled several development projects in Sarawak that were approved before the 14th General Election (GE14).
He emphasised that this had happened despite having Members of Parliament (MP) from DAP representing Sarawak in the Federal Cabinet.
Awang Tengah, who is also Minister for Natural Resources, Urban Development, International Trade, Industry and Investment, said the current political environment in Peninsular Malaysia is “not very healthy”.
“There is too much politicking, and not much time for governing. This is not good for investors as they lost confidence in Malaysia.
“It has never happed in the history of Malaysia that our prime minister has been changed three times after GE14. Never in the history of Malaysia,” he said when delivering his ministerial winding-up speech at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today.
Sarawak, he said, under GPS’ strong leadership, is politically stable and thus able to attract many foreign investments which will in turn increase State revenue. — DayakDaily