Lim Guan Eng’s bankruptcy claim will cost PH dearly — MoCS

Siah speaking at a press conference in a coffee shop today (June 24, 2019).

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, June 24: Movement for Change Sarawak (MoCS) views Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s recent statement that Sarawak will be bankrupt in three years under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) as an insult to Sarawak and Sarawakians.

Its leader, Francis Paul Siah, told a press conference here today that he was greatly disappointed that a federal minister had the gumption to come to Sarawak and tell Sarawakians that their homeland would go bankrupt.


“If Lim’s statement is a political move to draw support for DAP, then it has backfired. On the contrary, it only made Sarawakians resent DAP and Pakatan Harapan (PH). Such a callous statement will probably cost PH a huge chunk of votes.

“I would suggest that the DAP secretary-general let Sarawak DAP leaders handle Sarawak affairs as they are more than capable of doing so,” said Siah.

The MoCS leader said Sarawakians find the condescending attitude of some federal ministers intolerable.

“We are no longer living on trees, but we are aware of what is going on. If federal ministers have to visit Sarawak, please come and give us what is due. Don’t come here to boss Sarawakians around or play politics.

“We have enough of politics and elections. GE14 (14th General Election) just ended over a year ago. Sarawakians look forward to a revitalisation of the economy, our businesses need to move, our graduates need jobs, our B40 group needs housing, we need more schools and qualified teachers and we want better healthcare, etc. Politics and elections are of no priority to Sarawakians at the moment.”

Siah said the next Sarawak election is still two years away and there was no necessity to campaign now as there would always be elections.

“We need our elected legislators, from both sides, to work for the people, not to waste time politicking,” he opined.

Siah stressed that MoCS would continue to be the voice of Sarawakians and “we will not hesitate to speak up if we find our political leaders going astray”.

“Even the prime minister or chief minister is not beyond criticism. To MoCS, they are ordinary public servants who earn a salary paid by taxpayers and the people are their bosses,” he asserted.

Meanwhile, Siah also advised GPS not to spend its money on grandeur projects such as the RM400 million Sarawak Museum Campus and RM32 million Darul Hana Musical Fountain.

“While we always talk about dilapidated schools, why can’t these monies be used to repair these schools?” he asked. — DayakDaily