By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Oct 28: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will challenge the legality of the setting up of Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) in Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.
He stressed that in Sarawak the only recognised body is the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) which looks after the various communities.
“GPS will declare MPKKP as an illegal body. JKKK is the only body which is allowed by the (State) government to administer to longhouses, kampongs and Chinese communities,” Masing said in a statement today.
Masing, who is also Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president reiterated that the setting up of MPKKP in Sarawak by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government is to split the rural communities.
“We knew it along that MPKKP is a political tool to split Sarawakians. It is not an institution for the dissemination of PH policies and development agendas as some PH MPs and State Assemblymen claimed,” he said.
On the recent statement made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng that the federal government will finance 6,000 MPKKP across Sarawak, Masing said it would be an abuse of taxpayer money.
“Lim just can’t keep government hidden agendas from the public. It is an abuse of taxpayer money”.
Masing also asserted that the GPS government will neither tolerate nor allow any authorities to divide the communities in Sarawak.
“We aim to unite not divide the people of Sarawak. PH please do not divide the people of Sarawak for your political ambition,” said Masing. — DayakDaily