Kota Sentosa rep tells off DAP Sarawak: No issue with DAP logo for Perak schools, so why the fuss over GPS logo?

Wilfred Yap (left) and Michael Kong

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Nov 7: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap has asked DAP Sarawak to refer to its vice chairman Nga Kor Ming’s previous statement, indicating the acceptance of the DAP logo for school donations so long as schools benefitted before directing criticism towards GPS and SUPP.

Repeating Nga’s statement, Yap said: “No issue. What’s most important is that the schools received the Sarawak government grant intended to support their needs.

“It so happens that GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) is the current government of Sarawak,” he told DayakDaily when contacted today.

Yap was responding to a statement from Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak member Michael Kong who expressed deep concern over a breach of political neutrality within the school environment.

Kong had raised objections after photos surfaced on social media showing GPS’ logo featured in medals given out at school events which he alleged was implemented by Yap and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP), a component party.

Claiming that there was also furniture marked with the label ‘Donated by SUPP’, Kong, who is special assistant to Chong Chieng Jen, deemed such an act by GPS and SUPP “inappropriate”.

“We echo the sentiments expressed by our Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim), who has rightfully criticised the use of political party logos in any school-related context,” Kong added in a statement today.

He stressed the importance of schools being apolitical institutions dedicated to delivering high-quality education independent of political affiliation. — DayakDaily