PBK: Putrajaya should allocate funds to repair all dilapidated schools, infrastructure if sincere towards Sarawak

Voon Lee Shan

KUCHING, Sept 29: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) asserts the federal government should allocate funds to repair all dilapidated schools in the State and enhance the infrastructure in Sarawak if Putrajaya is sincere to develop Sarawak.

In response to the tabling of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) by Prime Minister Dato Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob last Monday (Sept 27), PBK president Voon Lee Shan said that Sarawakians should not put much trust on the RM400 billion allocation announced for 12MP.

He said the past 58 years had shown that the federal government had never been sincere and nor cared for Sarawak much.


Voon also called on the federal government to repeal the Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA 1974), Territorial Sea Act 2012 and the Continental Shelf Act 1966 in Parliament immediately and return all Sarawak’s rights over its oil and gas resources if the federal government is sincere about taking care of Sarawak.

“Only by repealing all these Acts and stopping Petronas (Petroliam Nasional Berhad) from extracting our oil and gas could we see some sincerity from the federal government in helping Sarawak.

“Petronas should stop extracting our oil and gas immediately,” he said in a statement.

At the same time, Voon said the federal government should stop collecting taxes from Sarawak because the State had for the past 58 years given much of her wealth to develop Malaya.

He opined that all federal government officers should be withdrawn from Sarawak as soon as possible and the positions filled by Sarawakians.

Apart from that, he said the federal government should reetablish the Sarawak Rangers and Sarawak Constabulary as soon as possible. — DayakDaily