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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Sept 28: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government do not deserve to have a second term as they have been lying to the voters since they took over Putrajaya in the last 14th General Election (GE14).
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing emphasised that it is now imperative to kick PH out in the coming GE15 to teach them a lesson.
“PH has been lying to Malaysians on so many issues. It was PH who promised 20 per cent oil royalty to Sarawak and Sabah and was voted in based on such promise, among other things. Now they are voted in and today they say they can’t do it because PH doesn’t have the money due to BN government financial misdeeds,” he said.
“We must always remember this, that it was PH itself who promised the 20 per cent oil royalty. The voters delivered. Now they are in after winning, they reneged on their promises. That is cheating,” he slammed.
Masing strongly criticised that if PH could not deliver what it promised, then it should not have made them in the first place.
“PH shouldn’t lie to voters in order to win. You lie once, there is no guarantee that you will not lie again. One PH MP even said in public in Iban; “Enti nda bula, enda menang” (If you don’t lie, you will not win). I say no more lying. Get PH out during GE15. They are a disgrace to Malaysian public,” he added.
The Deputy Chief Minister pointed out that the people have become tired of the way PH has been governing the country.
“This excuses had been repeated over and over again in the last two years. I am getting tired of it and so are Malaysians voters,” he said.
He was commenting on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest remarks that the 20 per cent oil royalty (as promised) needed to be reviewed to avoid jeopardising Petronas.
Dr Mahathir admitted that there were many things stated in the manifesto which was due to lack of knowledge of the actual problem.
“Now that we’re in the government, we’re discovering that if you give 20 per cent to the two states, then Petronas will no longer become the international oil company that it is,” he told a dialogue with fund managers at JP Morgan’s headquarters in New York yesterday (Sept 27).
“We have to appeal to the Sabah and Sarawak governments that it is really not workable. They are also very concerned. They don’t want to kill Petronas but at the same time they want more money,” he said.
Dr Mahathir added that the PH government is trying to work out how to give Sarawak and Sabah more money without undermining Petronas’ strength.— DayakDaily