‘Spot On’ with Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing


By DD Team

KUCHING, Sept 13: In this week’s ‘Spot On’ episode, DayakDaily was with Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.

During the talk show, he shared his many viewpoints and perspective on GPS’ contributions to the people be it at the federal or state level aside from the recent argument that GPS is siding with Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas) instead of Pakatan Harapan (PH) which includes Democratic Action Party (DAP).

The Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development cum Baleh assemblyman also had something to say about the spin-offs he witnessed due to poor design and construction of the Bakun HEP Dam.

Among the issues discussed during the 13-minute session are:


  1. Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) plays a crucial role in the establishment of Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government
  2. Malaysia’s ways of tackling Covid-19 are at world-class level but not recognised by the world
  3. It’s in Pas’ struggles to promote Islam, but it will not force the religious views on others
  4. On the other hand, DAP is seen as being arrogant by disregarding the impact of its allegation that Sarawak will go bankrupt within three years under GPS
  5. Abang Jo is the captain of the GPS boat while others are ‘paddlers’ to reach their destination safely
  6. Masing agrees with the phrase ‘no dam no road’ and explains the rationale behind it
  7. Bakun HEP Dam was poorly designed as no roads were built to connect Belaga Town to Bakun and Bintulu
  8. ‘Jiwa Murni’ roads were never under the purview of Sarawak government or Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)
  9. Sarawak needs a separate department for the resettlement of affected communities
  10. GPS is a government of the people, by the people, for the people that focuses on “utamakan Sarawak” (Sarawak first)

‘Spot On’ is expected to be aired regularly, so stay tuned to Dayakdaily.com for more. —DayakDaily