KUCHING, Nov 17: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap Yau Sin has alleged that Democratic Action Party (DAP) is losing political clout in Sarawak as a result of all the broken promises made during Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) 22-month reign in power.
According to Yap’s press statement, most Sarawakians are calm and relaxed most of the time, but when DAP worked against Sarawak, which hurt their support base, Sarawakians became visibly angry.
“As voting day approaches, SUPP Kota Sentosa can report that the momentum for an upset win against DAP’s 15-year representation is real and present because the people realise that DAP conned Sarawakians for the purpose of ascending to power and then betrayed that trust given to them as soon as they became the government.
“While the people have seen YB Lo Khere Chiang on the ground and resolving issues in his first five years, it has also dawned on them that much more could have been done for the people if the DAP YB had done some work for the people, especially since they have had the mandate for the last 15 years,” he said.
He went on to say that in terms of leadership, Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is always popular because his people-centric policies and vision for Sarawak can be trusted, and that unlike DAP, which has leaders awaiting court dates, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has working leaders who prove their worth on a daily basis.
“Even Chinese voters were outraged when DAP refused to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) and, worse, when funding was cut from the only Chinese-owned university (Tunku Abdul Rahman University), which has helped thousands of poor Chinese students over the years.
“GPS recognises UEC in Sarawak, and Chinese education receives the most government funding in Malaysia,” he added.
“We urge all supporters to be vigilant and ensure that all of our people vote because, while the sentiment is positive, we must not take anything for granted.
“At the end of the day, the team with the most votes wins, so make sure we get our voters to the polling booth as early as possible to avoid long lines at the end of the day when there is usually a rush.” — DayakDaily