DAP’s ‘advertising’ streetlight failure issues through newspapers ‘cheap publicity’, says SUPP Batu Kitang secretary

Amy Tnay Li Ping

KUCHING, Feb 18: Democratic Action Party (DAP) can directly complain or report issues such as streetlight failure to the relevant authorities instead of advertising the problem through newspapers and asking the city council to resolve them.

In stating this, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Kitang branch Secretary Amy Tnay Li Ping has described DAP’s move as “cheap publicity” and questioned the latter’s sincerity to serve the community.

“Many people’s livelihood problems such as streetlight failure, if the DAP has the sincerity to solve them, they can directly complain or report to the power bureau.

“And now the bureau has its own software, and the DAP can even teach the public to use it. SESCO has been very efficient when receiving (complaints) through their hotlines or the Sarawak Energy app.

“There are a few hundred thousand street lights and SESCO had always grateful for the public assistance in reporting faulty street lights. Once the authorities receive complaints, they can (take action) within 24 hours,” she said in a statement today.

Tnay further alleged it was ridiculous that DAP actually ‘advertises’ these problems through newspapers and asks the city council to deal with and resolve them, stating that it is faster and more convenient for DAP to assist the public directly.

“We cannot deny that Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) has a large jurisdiction and it is difficult to take into account all areas. This situation requires the cooperation of the people, including the DAP.

“We don’t understand why DAP didn’t directly ‘respond’ to the minister-in-charge because DAP knows very well the minister-in-charge of SESCO is (Minister of Utility and Telecommunication) Datuk Julaihi Narawi from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB). (Is) DAP scared of PBB?” she questioned.

Tnay thus appealed to DAP that if the party is sincere in solving the problems of people’s livelihood, it should do its best instead of gaining cheap publicity through newspapers. — DayakDaily