KUCHING, Aug 21: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Women chief Kho Teck Wan chides former Stampin MP Julian Tan for not understanding the law better when in squad with other Dapsy members to modify road signs around Kuching.
“Among those who performed the publicity stunt were former YB Julian Tan. As a former YB, he should know better to not break the law,” she said in a statement.
In stating this, she asserted that changing road signs without local authorities’ permission was a bad example for normal citizens and could cause serious consequences, especially when coming from a political party.
Yesterday (Aug 20), Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (Dapsy) had taken matters into their own hands by putting up Chinese characters on road signs of Jalan Main Bazaar, Wayang Street and Jalan Greenhill.
Dapsy even boasted about the illegal stunts by posting pictures of themselves on DAP Sarawak’s Facebook page which later went viral.
“Sarawak is a model state of harmony and unity. I would like to know what is the message Dapsy was trying to send to Sarawakians and the rest of the world?
“Have they been ill treated or denied their rights in Sarawak? Their immature actions have tarnished Sarawak’s image and can cause unnecessary racial tension,” said Kho.
As such, she emphasised that there is a proper channel for any Sarawakian to lodge a complaint or request if any road signs were seen to be incomplete or lacking.
“There were occasions when the road signs with Chinese characters were changed, and the Chinese characters were dropped.
“However when notified by the public, the respective city or district council will rectify the mistake immediately,” she said. —DayakDaily