KUCHING, September 15: The proactive action by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs and the willingness of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to meet them show that GPS MPs are capable, vigilant and relevant in highlighting issues affecting the state to the Federal government.
In pointing out the significance of the recent meeting between state leaders and Dr Mahathir recently, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office Abdullah Saidol asserted that several pertinent matters were raised, including answers in the recent Parliament sitting that were either insufficient or unsettled.
“It was necessary and appropriate for our MPs to seek clarifications from the prime minister on those crucial matters that require serious consideration by the Federal government, such as federal funding for development project, dilapidated schools, negotiations on the administrative devolution, Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), and oil and gas royalty,” Abdullah said in a statement.
The Semop lawmaker reiterated that contrary to those who thought that the change in federal administration and the exit from Barisan Nasional (BN) would substantially weaken GPS’s political and administrative strength, the meeting actually manifested that mutual administrative understanding could be established between Sarawak and the Federal government.
“It should be noted and acknowledged that above all, our constitution do provide the obligations and roles of the Federal government, especially funding for infrastructural development and attending to our shabby school conditions,” added Abdullah. — DayakDaily