Remark on prima facie case against Rosmah ‘highlights’ DAP’s hypocrisy

Datuk Idris Buang

KUCHING, Feb 20: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen’s recent remarks over the prosecutions of high profile graft cases have exposed his hypocrisy and inconsistent claim to democratic ideals and fair play.

Highlighting this, Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang has slammed Chong’s remarks as nonsensical and an attempt to save the face of DAP and Pakatan Harapan (PH).

“It is better to talk facts about the issue then to beat around the bush or make blanket accusations or create perceptions in the favour of DAP or PH’s image.

“GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) including PBB (Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu) has nothing to do with any of the cases brought to court whether it be 1MDB or others. We have no part in any of it,” he told DayakDaily over a call today.

Idris was commenting about Chong’s statement over the prima facie case on the corruption charges against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansoh as another victorious result brought about by the 2018 General Elections (GE14) where the Barisan Nasional (BN) was toppled by the PH.

Chong had pointed out that all these powerful personalities would not have been charged or that reforms would have taken place had there been no change of government in 2018.

With GPS now part of the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government together with Bersatu, UMNO and PAS, he thus perceived that GPS was more comfortable with the old corrupt system of the BN, which he claimed to be found in PN government, with no accountability and transparency, especially now that Parliament sitting has been suspended.

Idris thus questioned why then did the DAP and previous PH government dropped the graft cases linked to their own leaders by putting an attorney-general (AG) from their own mix who was known to be a strong supporter.

“There are many cases involving people aligned to them being dropped (during the PH era) such as that involving (former Finance Minister) Lim Guan Eng, so why were they not pursued?,” he asked.

As such, Idris stressed that the integrity of Chong and that of DAP was questionable as far as fair and square prosecutions of people were concerned.

“His statement savours of hypocrisy. Justice to them is a justice that only favours them and to their liking. This is how the public perceived them as demonstrated in PH time.

“Since Rosmah and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak have been proven guilty, so be it. Let the law take its own course properly,” he said.

Idris believed that the present PN government was transparent in the matter which was why all the high profile cases were being carried on.

“So let’s see what will be the outcome. Even though they (PH) have overthrown Najib that time but it did not mean what Chong mentioned in the other parts were absolutely true.

“They are just good at creating perceptions. Voters and the people must be careful as DAP and PH are not sincere in many respects,” he added. — DayakDaily