KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing said it has always been easy to criticise but hard to implement.
Masing, who is also Deputy Chief Minister quoted the experience of Myanmarese politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who after taking over the Myanmarese government, has been facing mounting criticism from the ground.
She was mainly criticised for her country’s military action against the Rohingya ethnic group, which had caused Muslim protests in Indonesia, giving rise to the question whether her Nobel Peace Prize should be revoked.
Her action against the Rohingya had also led to another Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai to join the chorus of criticism against the former.
“It is always easy to criticise but harder to implement. Aung San Suu Kyi is a case in point. She was given the Nobel Prize for Peace.”
“However, she is now facing criticism and the scorn of another Nobel Peace Prize winner,” pointed out Masing, who is also Infrastructure Development and Transportation Minister, in a statement today.
He thus urged opposition leaders not to be too harsh on the Barisan Nasional (BN) government which is carrying out its responsibilities as best it could.
“We are trying our best. Criticise by all means and offer suggestions where we have gone wrong. We stand to be corrected.”
“(Buddhist monk) Haemin Sunim shared, ‘Being a critic is easy. But if the critic tries to run the operation, he soon understands that nothing is as easy as his criticisms. Criticisms without a solution is merely an infliction of the critic’s ego’,” Masing said.