Lo slams Chong for failing to produce ‘report card’ after latter criticises Sovereign Fund Bill

Lo delivering his debate at the DUN sitting today (Nov 24, 2022). Screenshot taken from a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) Facebook livestream

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, Nov 24: Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang has criticised Padungan assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen, who is also a Stampin MP for failing to produce a ‘report card’ on what he has accomplished for his constituents, after the latter criticised the Sarawak Sovereign Wealth Future Fund Board Bill, 2022 on his Facebook page, arguing that the finances should be more transparent.

Lo stated this today during his debate on the Supply (2023) Bill, 2022, which was tabled by Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg on Monday (Nov 21) at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here.


“Member for Padungan on his Facebook page criticised the Bill on the sovereign wealth fund, saying that the finances should be more transparent. I wish to remind member for Padungan to take a look at himself.

“Where is the RM4 million given to him during the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) signing ceremony?

“Member for Padungan has been an ADUN (assemblyman) and MP for three terms. Where is his report card? I have mentioned it before and I am still waiting for him to produce his report card,” he alleged.

He also claimed, “Member for Padungan also said that councils in general only submit financial reports every few years.

“Member for Padungan must be so busy holding two posts, an ADUN and an MP, that he did not realise the financial reports from MPP (Padawan Municipal Council), MBKS (Kuching South City Hall), Samarahan including 18 other councils are sitting on his table this DUN session.”

Furthermore, Lo, who is also the MPP chairman, proposed that Grab drivers be given subsidiaries.

“As Grab has been so popularly used during the pandemic, it would be a good idea to use them to continue to deliver food to every corner in Sarawak as well as a form of public transport.

“The State government may consider subsidising Grab drivers so that passengers will need to pay less, thereby increasing the use of Grab, increasing income opportunities for Grab drivers, bringing convenience to locals and tourists, and most objectively, reducing the number of vehicles on the road if passengers opt for shared rides,” he remarked. — DayakDaily