Dr Sim advises voters to stay calm and be safe

Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING, May 8: With polling day tomorrow, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) candidate for Stampin Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian has urged voters to remain calm to make the right choice and stay safe.

“Don’t stay up so late,” he told reporters during his daily press conference yesterday.

Summarising all his pledges in his manifesto and his assurance for a stronger Sarawak, he also brought up the Sarawak Chinese blueprint.

According to Sim, the blueprint can only be fully implemented if he is also elected Member of Parliament.

Among the strategic actions for Sarawak Chinese that was promised and delivered are the re-opening of SJK (C) Bako and helping Sarawakian Chinese with citizenship issues.

Other actions on the list include introducing affordable urban housing for middle class Chinese Sarawakians, Yayasan Sarawak to provide loan schemes for local SMEs, and increased participation of Sarawakian Chinese in the civil service.

“We need to be in federal (government) to do this,” said Dr Sim, referring to the huge number of civil servants, such as 49,000 teachers and 25,000 doctors, who come under the federal government’s jurisdiction.

He also said that he could not explain what had happened in the past; he could only apologise, but assured that “whatever is wrong we will get it right.”

He also warned voters of the fake news allegedly spread by the Opposition and illegal banners being put up.

On the issue of early voters in Stampin, he said there were always some 4,000 army and police votes since previous polls but the opposition is riding on this now to get “sympathy votes”.

Showing reporters a banner printed by DAP, but featuring Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife and SUPP’s logo, Sim charged that DAP had already broke the law.

“DAP is breaking the law and crying wolf. They are trying to mislead the public to get sympathy votes,” said Dr Sim, adding that he had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission. — DayakDaily