By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Oct 25: The insistence of the Pakatan Harapan-led federal government to implement the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) can be seen as a serious attempt to destabilise the state ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
Political observer Datuk Peter Minos believed the setting up of the MPKKP starting January next year could create chaos, especially among the rural community.
“Any Sarawakian can clearly see that Pakatan federal government’s MPKKP idea is one in a series of attempts to disturb and destabilise Sarawak politically.
“We say so because if MPKKP is set up in every villages and longhouses and is given funds, MPKKP will definitely challenge the legally-established JKKK and thereby creating havoc, disunity and ill-feelings among our rural folks.”
“This is totally unacceptable for it to be implemented here in Sarawak, as it is simply no good to the existing unity and harmony in Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.
Minos also raised the Budget 2020 development allocation, where Sarawak’s RM4.4 billion was much smaller than RM5.2 billion allocation to Sabah, which he deemed as a deliberate insult to Sarawak.
“Peninsular Malaysia got over 70 per cent of the funds for development, then one Pakatan leader stated that Sarawak were ‘ungrateful’ for speaking against unfairness and injustice.
“How to feel grateful when you get the leftovers in the pittance? How to be happy when you are the deprived and aggrieved party?” he opined.
The worst case scenario (for Sarawak politics), was when Pakatan top leaders declared openly to topple the GPS state government, Minos said.
“No Sarawakians of his or her right mind want Malayan-based parties like Pakatan to rule and govern Sarawak. No way. With due respect, Malayans do not really know Sarawak or understand the Sarawak people well,” he claimed.
He also opined that Pakatan leaders in Sarawak are merely puppets and runners to please their bosses.
Earlier, Minos, who is also Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (KSMC) chairman, met with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to extend an invitation to grace KSMC’s third anniversary on Nov 11. — DayakDaily