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KUCHING, Dec 7: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate for Pending, Milton Foo, questions what incumbent Violet Yong of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) has contributed to improving the people’s lives in the constituency over the last 15 years.
He said Yong, who has been Pending’s elected representative since 2006, has failed in serving her constituency and in solving various long-standing issues, describing it as a waste of time.
Foo said the most the DAP representative had done for Pending was continuously blaming the government, which was aimed at covering up her inability to serve the constituency or merely ‘wayang kulit’ (shadow play).
“Besides, it has been the norm for DAP to point fingers at the government whenever something goes wrong — which does not benefit the people at all. It is a shame for an elected representative to only know how to blame the government instead of providing constructive suggestions and solutions,” he said.
Foo asserted the people of Pending deserve a better representative who is sincere in helping to upgrade their living standards.
“We don’t need leaders who have constantly been trying to divert the people’s attention after they failed to fulfil their promises, such as giving RM2,000 cash for every Sarawakian, recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) at the federal level, 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent of tax collected as stated in their manifesto in 2018.”
“It has been more than 15 years. Voters in Pending should know how to judge based on what Yong has contributed to the constituency. I believe the voters had given enough time for Yong to prove herself, but she didn’t. It is time to give way to those who can serve.”
Foo said that the people must reject leaders from peninsula-based parties, such as DAP, as they have their political agendas to fulfil, which resulted in the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.
He said the people shouldn’t waste another five years but choose wisely to have a local party and coalition representative, which emphasises ‘Sarawak First’ in its policies.
“We have had enough of DAP’s lip service, which won’t help in resolving numerous issues despite holding the seat for more than a decade,” he said.
“I hope the voters in Pending will give me a chance to bring more significant progress to the constituency, especially in the post-Covid-19 era, where it is vital to ensure the safety and health of the people, as well as their welfare and wellbeing.”
“It is time to rebuild Pending, to transform it into a vibrant business district and restore its lost glory. It is time to vote out a representative that could no longer help the people so that we can move forward together, for a brighter future for our families and future generations,” he added. — DayakDaily