Nancy Shukri should clarify statement that Sarawakians want Najib back as PM — PKR leader

PKR women's national vice-president Voon Shiak Ni is looking forward to welcoming Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin to Sarawak to bring news on affordable housing.

KUCHING, June 29: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak vice chairman Voon Shiak Ni today demanded Batang Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri clarify her ‘many in Sarawak still want Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as prime minister’ statement.

“She (Nancy) must clarify whether this is the voice of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) or the voice of Sarawakians,” she said in a press statement.

“I am a Sarawakian, and I am shocked that Nancy said Sarawakians want Najib back as PM, the man who had taken advantage of his office to siphon billions of people’s money out of the country vis the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).”

Describing Nancy’s claim as “tidak masuk akal” (does not make any sense), Voon opined that the former de facto law minister owed Sarawakians an apology.

“She has shamed us Sarawakians by saying we want a thief back as prime minister, the person who is facing 42 charges of corruption,” she said, highlighting that 1MDB is the biggest corruption scandal in Malaysian history.

“Well, of course, Najib knew what Sarawakians want but did he deliver or fulfil the wishes of Sarawakians?” she asked.

Voon pointed out that Najib did not even take the bold move to table the motion to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore Sarawak as an equal partner in the formation of Malaysia.

Nancy was reported to have made the remarks in a public forum titled `The Next Four Years: What Now for Malaysia’ in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

According to a national media news report, she said the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under the stewardship of Najib had contributed tremendously to the Borneo state, something that had not gone unnoticed by Sarawakians.

“I must say the previous government did not do badly for us (in Sarawak). In fact, if you ask Sarawakians, they still want Najib to be there because it was he who made it all happen for Sarawak.

“I’m not trying to promote him, but he knew what Sarawak needed. He went down there more than 60 times when he was in power. He went to all the rural areas, and he made it easier for us,” she was quoted as saying. — DayakDaily