Opposition slams MBKS for focusing only on Padungan

Wee (left) and Kong.

KUCHING, Dec 18:  A special assistant of Democratic Action Party (DAP) slams Kuching South City Hall (MBKS) for disappointing services in areas under its jurisdiction apart from Padungan.

Michael Kong, Special Assistant to DAP Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen said in a statement today, that MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng should also take care of Pending, Batu Lintang and Kota Sentosa.

“As the mayor of Kuching South, Wee Hong Seng ought to realise that he has to take care of not only Padungan but also Pending, Batu Lintang and parts of Kota Sentosa.

“Therefore instead of only focusing his time in Padungan, I urge Wee Hong Seng to visit the other areas within MBKS’ jurisdiction,” said Kong.

Citing Lorong 2, Jalan Stampin Baru of Stampin Resettlement Scheme, Kong said this part of Kuching is not well managed by the council.  He said due to the inaction of the council, DAP had to even organise a communal work to remove all rubbish from the said park.


Kong further claimed that since Aug 2020, he had written letters to MBKS, raising issues but until today, he received only two replies.

“Even the two replies led to unsatisfactory replies, meaning all the issues which I have raised were unresolved and not looked into,” claimed Kong.

Kong held that Wee has been seen spending time on social media with Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei whom Kong cited a statement in July 2020 calling for “positivity in Sarawak’s politics in order for the State to move forward”.

“I would have expected Wee Hong Seng to learn from Wong King Wei in this regard but am very disappointed to see the mayor still being stuck in the BN-ways (Barisan Nasional-ways) of politics,” said Kong.

He said Wee should realise that as a mayor of the people within Kuching South, he should be pushing for equal development and spending instead of accepting the ‘political reality’.

“As the mayor, Wee Hong Seng should push (Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi) Abang Johari (Tun Openg) to allow access of funds to all assemblymen regardless of political affiliations.

“This is ultimately for the benefit of the people and that is what politics should really be about. GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) should take this opportunity to learn from Perak where all Perak representatives will be getting equal allocations to enable them to properly serve the people.

“GPS and Abang Johari should also take note that the money that Abang Johari enjoys at his disposal does not belong to GPS alone but to all Sarawakians,” said Kong. — DayakDaily