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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Dec 21: It is time for Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian to be made Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister as he truly deserves it, especially after SUPP’s impressive performance in the just concluded 12th Sarawak Election.
Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng asserted this when giving his full support for Dr Sim, the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president, to be made Sarawak DCM.
“I think it is time given that SUPP has won the second highest number of seats under GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) in the recent Sarawak polls.
“He (Dr Sim) deserves it (the DCM post) as he has been working so hard,” he told reporters during the presentation of food aid in conjunction with the festive seasons to KMC Flat residents at a multipurpose hall near Lingga Block here today.
On whether SUPP is ready to face the next general election, Wee emphasised the party is always ready for any election because its leaders and members have been working hard everyday for years and not just when election is near or during the 12-day campaign period.
Now with 13 SUPP lawmakers in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN), he is certain the party will perform well by working harder to build on the current momentum and most importantly, to serve and deliver with honesty and sincerity so as to gain the people’s trust.
“The result speaks for itself. A good example will be Batu Kawah (represented by Dr Sim) who has in the last five years transformed the area with many developments that the community now enjoys.
“You cannot cheat or lie to the people. The truth will speak for itself. Like I have always said, don’t ever challenge the intelligence of the voters because they can see and make judgments.
“It will show in the report card what you have done and achieved for the people. Then it will be reflected in the result or outcome (of the election),” he added.
On the food aid, Wee said it was an ongoing initiative in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector as part of MBKS’ efforts to nurture a caring society.
Some 540 residents of KMC Flat benefitted from the initiative organised in collaboration with Kuching and Samarahan Division Hawkers and Traders Association and sponsored by 38 Food Street.
Wee also welcomed donors and sponsors to support those in need over the holiday season.
Kuching and Samarahan Division Hawkers and Traders Association advisor Dato Sim Kiang Chiok was among those present. — DayakDaily