By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Sept 21: Where are “The Real Deal for Sarawak” promises?
This is the question raised by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang to Sarawak Pakatan Harapan chief Chong Chien Jen.
He reminded Chong, who is also Sarawak DAP chief, of the promises made during 14th general election.
“Remember the so-called ‘The Real Deal for Sarawak’, in which he (Chong) hubristically promised the people of Sarawak, inter alia, the now unfulfilled 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent income tax revenue collected in Sarawak?
“Now that we all know, PH-DAP having been in power at the federal level for more than a year already, nothing in his so-called ‘real deal’ has been realised.
“It is therefore, apparently, an empty claim or sheer empty perception,” Idris told DayakDaily today.
The Muara Tuang assemblyman thus, called on the people to be discerning and not to fall for empty promises or unfounded accusations.
“I hope those who had listened to them (PH) before without checking the truth, please be careful this time. Do not be an easy victim by being bluffed by perception again,” said Idris.
Chong recently alleged that PBB was forming an “unholy alliance” with PAS-Umno.
Chong who is Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister said this was confirmed as shown by the meeting between PBB president Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and PAS president Datu Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
However, Abang Johari explained that it was not a meeting to talk about forming and it was not even an alliance.
In an impromptu interview yesterday, Abang Johari said Hadi Awang only tagged along with Terengganu Menteri Besar who paid a courtesy call to him.
Based on the incident, Idris reminded the people to think twice before taking Chong’s statement as truth.
“So Chong’s unfounded remarks only goes to show how ‘easy’ he could be in trying to manufacture issues to create perception out of nothing. Therefore our people must always think twice or more before coming to the conclusion he tries to influence you to reach,” said Idris. — DayakDaily