KUCHING, Sept 19: Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen has alleged that the visit of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is a confirmation of the “unholy” alliance between PAS, Ummo and PBB.
Chong has expressed disappointment with Abang Johari for welcoming PAS leaders with open arms in Sarawak.
In a press statement today, he criticised Abang Johari and the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government for for not banning Hadi Awang from entering Sarawak despite the latter’s remarks in Bintulu which have been viewed as racist with extremist messages.
“Hadi Awang’s visit to Abang Johari has confirmed the unholy union of PAS, UMNO and PBB to topple the PH government using racial politics,” Chong alleged.
Noting that Hadi Awang had on Sept 16 openly resorted to hate speech about DAP wanting Chinese to control Sarawak, Chong who is also Sarawak DAP chairman said that such racist statement was totally untrue and had no place in Sarawak.
“It is such statement that has brought about the racial tension in Peninsular Malaysia and now Hadi Awang is bringing its PAS brand of racial politics to Sarawak,” he said.
According to Chong who is also Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister, Hadi Awang and his PAS delegation had meet up with Abang Johari on Sept 17 to discuss the co-operation of PAS and PBB.
More importantly, he pointed out that Sarawak government have banned the entry of PH leaders into Sarawak in the past despite the fact that they were merely advocating against corruption.
“Now, we have PAS leaders coming to Sarawak advocating racial politics and instigating hatred against Chinese and spreading racial discords. Yet, the GPS state government welcome these PAS leaders with open arms.
“With Hadi Awang making such racist statement in Sarawak, the state government should immediately exercise its immigration autonomy to escort him out of Sarawak and never to have him enter Sarawak ever.
“Yet, to the dismay and great disappointment of many Sarawakians, instead of banning Hadi Awang from entering Sarawak, Abang Johari is now working together with PAS,” Chong alleged.
When PH leaders could be banned from entering Sarawak just because they were advocating against corruption, Chong was puzzled that PAS leaders were allowed to enter Sarawak to propagate racial hatred.
“It is thus obvious that the GPS only exercises its immigration autonomy to protect its political power and not to protect Sarawak from these socially destructive elements,” he slammed.— DayakDaily