KUCHING, Nov 15: Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian has hit out at Democratic Action Party (DAP) during his ministry’s winding up speech, saying that the opposition party is creating a “blaming SUPP” brand of politics and making many ‘U-turns’.
Dr who is also Sarawak United Peoples’ Party president spent a substantial amount of time criticising DAP, saying that Sarawak’s financial performance is better than opposition-led Penang and that he had promised to list the 53 “U–turns” of DAP.
Among the U-turns are:
· At first DAP wanted blanket subsidies for petrol but in their latest alternative budget 2018, it has been changed to targeted subsidies for motorcycles and cars below 1,000cc.
· At first DAP opposed BR1M but they now say BR1M is a good thing and will continue this policy.
· At first DAP protested strongly for the return of sugar subsidies but now DAP agrees with the government that cheap sugar leads to higher consumption and thus is bad for health.
· Before 2008, DAP had protested strongly against Gurney Drive and other land reclamation projects but now DAP has approved 6,000 acres of land reclamation projects in Penang.
· At first DAP protested against the Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) project but now they are building the same road projects as part of the three main roads portion of the allegedly dodgy Penang Tunnel project.
· DAP says they are against toll rates but is now giving a 30-year toll concession for the Penang Tunnel project
· DAP keeps saying that the government is corrupted and wasteful and will cut spending if they take power but since taking power in Penang, their annual state operating expenses are now almost 500 per cent of what it was in 2008.
· For 22 years, DAP said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the root of all the problems in Malaysia and must be removed from power to “save Malaysia”. Now they want to put back Dr Mahathir into power in order to “save Malaysia”.
· Before 2008, DAP protested heavily against hillside and hilltop developments but since taking power, they have approved more than 56 such projects between 2008-2015 and are now defending the hillside and hilltop projects despite the occurrence of landslides and subsequent loss of human lives. — DayakDaily