By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, Aug 9: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) opined a bigger mandate for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) would ensure for continuous development and stability for Sarawak.
PRS Youth exco member Sam Tugau said the lesson learned from the slim majority of previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government and Warisan state government was that they had terribly failed to govern the country or state.
“This was due to too much politicking for their (PH and Warisan) survival and they were too distracted until the plan for development was discontinued or halted and the economic situation further worsen.
“Only Sarawak by far, is stable and performing. Thus, this coming state election, Sarawakians must give GPS a bigger mandate,” he said in a statement.
Sam said the Sarawak state government has improved significantly, especially during the late Tok Nan (Tan Sri Adenan Satem)’s administration, and now legacy of good governance continued under Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
According to him, a lot of high impact projects and policies had been introduced, like Pan Borneo Highway, trunk road, rural electrification under Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (SARES) and water under Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB Sarawak).
“This include people-centric policy such as the recognition of Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), lower electricity tariff, allowing use of the word “Allah” by Christians, continue to fight for our rights based on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), to name a few.
“There are many more projects in the pipeline, which had been planned, and ongoing especially in rural areas, that include more roads connectivity under agencies like Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA), Upper Rajang Development Agency (URDA), Highland Development Agency (HDA), Rural Transformation Project (RTP), and many others.
“Hence, to enjoy this development further, without any unnecessary hiccup or interruption, Sarawakians must give bigger mandate to GPS. This also will ensure the stability of state government,” he added.
Sam pointed out that a stable government will give 100 per cent on the development and improvement of the state’s socioeconomic, besides giving Sarawak the upper hand during the current pandemic crisis.
“Dayaks on the other hand, must not easily be swayed by sweet promises of the opposition or their hatred campaign. We must remained united under GPS.
“Continue infighting and sabotage among ourselves, will only weaken our political institution and consequently our voices become smaller. We have to learn from PH & Warisan government,” he said. –DayakDaily.