“People over politics” policy in place to help people in need

Yap (white shirt) together with MPP emergency response team at the site of the fallen tree at Jalan Kampung Sungai Tapang, recently.

KUCHING, Jan 15: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa branch is optimistic that the government will always place the needs of the people as top priority in the light of the recent declaration of Covid-19 state of emergency.

Its chairman Wilfred Yap, also hoped that the Pakatan Nasional (PN) federal government would put “people over politics” and consider additional financial assistance to ease the hardship of the B40 and M40 groups caused by the reimposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

“Despite the state of emergency, the government should prepare in advance and step up efforts to revive the economy with a clear and dynamic direction by accelerating economic recovery by allowing democracy to function and giving incentives to essential investments for job creation.

“This is because business confidence for investments is dependent on clarity and consistency of policies based on the rule of law and, hopefully, that every government policy made going forward as well as mitigating measures implemented to fight this Covid-19 pandemic will be based on expert and scientific data which takes into account public interest,” he said in a press statement today.

On the same note, Yap, who is also the SUPP Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) chief, noted he continues to receive complaints and requests for assistance on various matters especially during the current rainy season.

One example, he said, of such a request for assistance received was from residents of Kampung Sungai Tapang on a fallen tree blocking their access road.

“Following the request for assistance received, the matter was urgently communicated to the Emergency Response Team of the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP), and the fallen tree was immediately cleared,” he added.

At the same time, Yap assured the public that SUPP PCB is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone facing  problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it.

“Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP PCB’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go directly to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance,” he said. — DayakDaily