PH cancelling bridges in essence was breaking promises to Sarawakians, says Masing

Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing - file pic

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KUCHING, April 18: The cancellation of the Rambungan, Igan and Batang Lupar bridges and a few other projects by PH government is not so much an issue of priority as it is about breaking promises, asserts Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing.

According to Masing, it is an issue of promise by Putrajaya, and regardless of who is the government, continuity in development must be pursued.

“Otherwise no foreign governments or institutions will make any deal with us, if there is no continuity in Malaysia (sic) development plans,” he said in a statement today.

Masing said this in response to a statement from Selangau assemblyman Baru Bian today claiming that the cancellation of RM900 million for the three bridges was due to prioritising limited allocations for infrastructure development in Sarawak.

Masing also asserted that broken promises by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is nothing new and it is their trademark.

“They overpromised and underdelivered. Luckily we only had 22 months of their administration,” he added.

Meanwhile, Masing, who is also the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president said the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government is continuing the Sarawak-Sabah Link Road (SSLR) project, paid with state funds.

“The alignment is slightly different from what was proposed by the PH government, because we cater for both rural and urban development.” he said. — DayakDaily