Dr M in town to listen to grouses of Sarawakians


By Lian Cheng and Karen Bong

BINTULU, Dec 1: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is in Sarawak to listen to the grouses of Sarawakians.

“I want to find out whether I have been shortchanging (Sarawakians),” he told reporters in an interview at Bintulu Airport today.


He gave this reply when newsmen asked him whether he agreed with those Sarawakians who felt that the federal government had been shortchanging the state.

“I will listen to whatever they (Sarawakians) want to say,” said Dr Mahathir, who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman.

Dr Mahathir speaking to reporters upon his arrival at Bintulu Airport.

He was supposed to arrive here at 4.30pm to launch Bersatu Sarawak, but the flight was delayed until almost 6pm.

Asked why Bersatu Sarawak is launched here and not elsewhere in Sarawak, Dr Mahathir replied, “They arranged for me to come to Bintulu, so I come to Bintulu.

“Well, I want to come to Sarawak. Bintulu is also in Sarawak.”

On his expectations of the launch of Bersatu Sarawak at Dewan Suarah Bintulu tonight, he said his only hope was to see a huge crowd.

“A lot of people, I hope,” he said. — DayakDaily