KUCHING, Nov 10: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak holds that it is childish for Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh to urge Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to restrict the movement of federal civil servants in Sarawak due to the treatment given to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders by the federal departments and agencies.
The Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) organising secretary Iana Akam said it was indeed unbecoming of the Yang Berhormat (Miro), especially when he has taken an oath to serve the people to make such a suggestion.
“He is reminded that the desire for revenge is a childish act mooted by the childish politicians who only have strong interest in people’s division for a political gain,” said Iana in a press statement yesterday.
She said it was apparent that Miro has been upset that were certain federal ministries that have been uncooperative, such as RTM which has been restricting its coverage on GPS elected representatives and recently, schools were even stopped from having them at their events.
“He is quoted to have said ‘Let them have a taste of their own medicine’, while urging the Chief Minister to exercise Sarawak’s rights to restrict the movement of all federal agencies and departments in the state and to claim full autonomy to the major agencies and departments such as education, immigration and customs.
“As a member of his constituency, I call on YB Miro to explain the state government circulation to all community chiefs and headmen to not attend any functions not endorsed by the State.
“This effectively alienated the Federal government initiatives, federal programs which would have been of benefit to the the ordinary (Sarawak) Sarawakians and indeed the Bidayuh community.
“Regarding on YB Serumbu’s harsh word to ask the Chief Minister to limit the movement of federal officers in Sarawak, I strongly urge him to examine his own conscience and ask himself whether it is fair to deprive the people of the Federal government initiatives for the sake of his ego?” Said Iana.
She said the federal government departments have the funding and machinery in Sarawak to implement much needed initiatives.
“They have the duty and means to assist, help and improve the life standard of (the) Sarawakians. They have waited 50 years under the BN /GPS, are they supposed to wait some more?” Iana asked. — DayakDaily