KUCHING, Nov 26: Tuai rumah and village chiefs must be fair in distributing the federal government’s assistance worth up to RM100,000 for local residents, says Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy chairman Senator Abun Sui Anyit.
In a statement today, he thanked Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the unity government for the distribution of an allocation between RM50,000 and RM100,000 to every village, people’s housing and longhouses throughout the nation under Madani Community Programme within the Budget 2024.
“What worries me is that the allocation given to villages or longhouses in Sarawak would not be fairly distributed as many of them complained that they could not enjoy or were left out in any programmes for villages previously.
“For example, if this kind of allocation is channeled into the village account or the account of the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK), some complain that they cannot enjoy it simply because they are not aligned with the village chief or Tuai Rumah and their JKKK members due to political differences and so on,” he said.
Following this, Abun Sui hoped that such tragedy would not happen again under the unity government administration.
“Following this, the Sarawak government should cooperate with the federal government in channeling and distributing the money fairly and transparently and I hope the Sarawak government can emulate the federal government.
“We do not want a few parties trying to take advantage of this assistance by claiming that this kind of allocation is a grant from the State government and their party and try to cover up the real fact that this allocation is from the federal government led by Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“Finally, a detailed report on the project’s completion must be presented to the village’s general meeting before being reported to the government,” he added. — DayakDaily