By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, July 22: The GPS state government will continue to prioritise the people’s needs and interests as part of its policy in order to attain a developed state status by 2030, asserts PDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
He added that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government will keep its promises to continue to enhance the livelihood of every Sarawakian.
“The Sarawak government has not exercised and fulfilled its mandate given by the people only to make sweet speeches and empty promises. The matured deep-rooted trees will be able to give shelter from the storm but no matter how beautiful flowers bloom, they are short-lived.
“GPS will refrain from making unfulfilled promises with cheap publicity stunts. Instead, we will create and implement pragmatic and forward-looking plans to create a holistic environment of growth for Sarawakians,” the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president highlighted in his Sarawak Day message today.
The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China gave assurance that GPS will continue plans to create a better future for Sarawak, based on humble hard work and dedication, including reducing the income gap between the rich and poor.
“It will continue to review itself to get rid of the bad habits and create new and progressive breakthroughs toward a more equitable relationship between Sarawak and the peninsula,” he added.
Tiong also asserted that the GPS government would continue to drive infrastructure development funding and implementation, with the aim to accelerate a series of projects whose completion will bring much convenience and progress to better the lives of Sarawakians.
“Hard work in the face of adversity is our core value in Sarawak, where it is a symbol we wear with pride as warriors. No matter where we might be, we who work hard will know it is for the good of Sarawak. This is what unites us, supports us and encourages us, Sarawak,” he reiterated.
Sarawak Day, Tiong who is also Bintulu MP emphasised, it is one of the most significant days on the calendar for Sarawakians.
“This year’s Sarawak Day theme is ‘Sarawak Cemerlang’, which encapsulates the development, prosperity and unity we have achieved over the years.
“Today, we continue to progress towards the vision of becoming a high-income state in 2030. Although several megaprojects were cancelled during the previous Pakatan Harapan government, the Sarawak state government managed to raise funds with its prudent financial management which allowed people-centric projects to continue
“On this day, I wished Sarawak a better tomorrow and her people happiness and health always. Happy Sarawak Day.”
On politics, Tiong asserted GPS has come out as a commanding bloc from the ashes of the previous administration to be part of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration.
“And now we are at a strong position to fight for the rights and interests of Sarawak under the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63), to prioritise the welfare of the Sarawakian people. Our goals remain to safeguard our sovereignty, bring economic expansion, and improve our international standing.”
Meanwhile, on the coming state election, Tiong said GPS has placed its firm belief in the wisdom of the voters which has used the tagline ‘Sarawak First’ motto.
“The drums of war and battle standards are aflutter, as the state election draws near. All political parties are now gearing up to prepare for the state election, keeping keen eyes on pre-election trends. Despite the antagonism of the opposition parties, GPS has placed its firm belief in the wisdom of the voters which has emphasised ‘Sarawak First’ motto,” added Tiong. — DayakDaily