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KUCHING, Jan 26: DAPSY (Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth) Kuching calls on the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to extend development funds to assemblymen of Opposition-held constituencies.
DAPSY Kuching chief Michael Kong in a statement today urged GPS-led Sarawak government to provide Minor Rural Project (MRP) Fund and Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) Fund to the State representatives in the Opposition.
His argument was that monies in the State’s coffers are “not GPS’ personal property and therefore should not be treated as such”.
Since that was the case, to him, Education, Innovation and Talent Development Assistant Minister Datuk Francis Harden’s statement that “longhouse chiefs who support Opposition parties should not receive any allowance for their service is typical of the ignorant politicians of the yesteryear”.
He reminded Harden that the monies that the GPS State government disburses to these longhouse chiefs does not belong to GPS.
“Instead, these are monies that belongs to all Sarawakians. As such, such arrogance and mindset of using these funds as a token due to political patronage cannot be allowed.
“With this, DAPSY call upon the GPS State government to also extend fund allocations under the RTP and MRP programmes to Opposition-held constituents.
“GPS at the end of the day is only a custodian of all these funds for Sarawakians and cannot treat this as party money,” said Kong. — DayakDaily