KUCHING, Sept 21: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth Central deputy chairman Andrew Victor Nub has expressed his confidence in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government’s capability in administering Sarawak without any intervention from Malayan parties.
He was responding to the recent remark by DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen who had described the courtesy call of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as an ‘unholy union’ attempting to topple Pakatan Harapan (PH) through racist issues.
Andrew emphasised that GPS is a coalition made up of four Sarawak-based political parties with equal footing.
“Therefore, Chong’s remark that PRS, PDP and SUPP have no options but to be obedient to PBB is totally baseless and nonsense,” he said in a statement today.
He added that Hadi’s visit to Abang Johari was merely a courtesy call as the PAS leader was in town to celebrate the Malaysia Day celebration in Kuching.
“When someone visit your home, we welcome them and say ‘selamat datang’. That is Sarawak. Has DAP YBs forgotten this basic courtesy?” he asked.
Meanwhile, Andrew, who is also SUPP Mambong Youth chief, reminded Chong who is also Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister, that the true unholy union was between PAS and DAP between 2008 to 2015, when they were alliance in Pakatan Rakyat.
“DAP was the one responsible for PAS rising to power through this unholy union (alliance in Pakatan Rakyat). They campaigned and supported PAS,” he reminded.
He also criticised DAP Sarawak for failing to deliver something solid in Sarawakians’ efforts to combat against haze.
“What we have seen are GPS addressing haze issues daily. Now we are also facing water shortage in several parts of the state due to dry weather. Where are PH elected representatives?
“Similar to the case of economic hardship, where are our 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent tax going to be returned to us?,” he asked.
Andrew pointed out that DAP has once again proven they have failed Sarawak and were just contented to be an audience in the hazardous crisis.
“Sarawakians want action not noise,” he added.— DayakDaily