Masing in favour of early state election

Masing (left) in a photo with Fenny (centre) during the latter’s courtesy call on him on Tuesday (Oct 22, 2019).

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By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Oct 24: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing hopes that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will call for an early election before the current State Legislative Assembly (DUN) expires in April 2021.

“I would like Sarawak DUN not to wait till our full term i.e. April 2021,” Masing told DayakDaily here today.

He believed that since Sarawak has the right to call for the election, an early state election would be an advantage.

On the setting up of the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP), Masing, who is also Deputy Chief Minister said it was a political ploy to split Bumiputera voters in Sarawak.

“(But) GPS will break MPKKP. And any Sarawakian who supports it is breaking the age old tradition which not even the Brooke regime, Britain and the old BN (Barisan Nasional) administration dared to touch. But PH will do it. It’s based on its philosophy: “The end will justify the means”,” he claimed.

Masing asserted the GPS state government only recognised the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK).

“It’s the only legal body in Sarawak which is recognised by the state. GPS is seeking legal ways to make it possible. If that is the case, then MPKKP is an illegal body. Therefore, any institution or PH government which allocates fund to an illegal entity in Sarawak, should be charged under Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA),” he stated.

Meanwhile, Masing also wished all the best to newly appointed Malaysian Ambassador to Peru Fenny Nuli who paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday.

“We discussed Incan civilisation and Peru’s move to plan for oil palm as a way of diversifying their rural economy. Peru’s economy is greatly affected by the drug war so oil palm is a way for rural populations to move away from it,” he added.

Fenny is the niece of the late former PRS vice-president and former Assistant Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture and Sports Datuk Dublin Unting, who passed way due to a stroke in 2009. — DayakDaily