By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, June 1: PBB supreme council member Datu Len Talif Salleh sees PSB as a mini PH which will eventually fall apart due to self-interests.
According to Len, giving a chance to Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) in the coming Sarawak election is like giving a chance to PH, which has proven to be unable to stand the test of time.
“The people tried the PH government which was not tested before. And the chance was given and the PH government failed shortly after 21 months due to implosion.
“The same will happen to PSB where the composition of party leaders are from different political backgrounds, mainly from former Barisan Nasional, and later to be joined by PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat). They were enemies before and they just got together for one purpose — to perpetuate their own interests.
“The people must understand that we are now at a difficult time where Covid-19 has caused our economy to come to stagnancy. We need a stable government which is experienced, that knows how to run and develop Sarawak.
“The people should not put their trust in a party like PSB and let Sarawak’s economy comes to a slowdown, like what happened when PH (Pakatan Harapan) took over Putrajaya, which until now, the damage they have created still lingers on,” the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) leader told DayakDaily.
He opined that PSB may also be like PH where if it comes to power, it will cancel projects, which Sarawak experienced where former PKR Sarawak chief Baru Bian was the Works Minister but did nothing to stop it.
“They (PSB) already said they would cancel Second Trunk Road (STR) if they come to power. Do Sarawkians want their projects to be cancelled again?”
He asserted that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government, instead of cancelling projects, has been trying hard to implement infrastructure development projects which will benefit the people. The reasons, he claimed, for the GPS government to want to invest into infrastructure projects are to provide job opportunities as well as to inject money into Sarawak’s economy to vitalise it.
“Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s economy was experiencing slow growth caused by various reasons such as the US-China trade war and later low oil prices.
“Malaysia’s situation was worsened by the PH federal government which managed to stifle many industries and all sectors felt the pinch. Federal funding for Sarawak during that time was almost totally cut off. In order to maintain the desired economic growth, Sarawak has no choice but to inject money into the economy through projects to ensure Sarawkians continued to fare well and move forward,” according to Len Talif who is also the Kuala Rajang assemblyman.
“If we want to ensure development and fast progress in Sarawak, we need to reject opportunist politicians in PSB.” — DayakDaily