PKR Sarawak: Be fair, considerate when issuing inter-district travel permits to political parties

Police conducting checks on cars at a roadblock in this file photo.

KUCHING, May 6: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak calls on police enforcement to be fair and considerate in issuing inter-district permits for political parties in their effort to help the rural poor.

PKR Sarawak deputy chairman Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh in a press statement today said he found out that something is not right about the procedure implemented, where the reps from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) are moving freely across the districts every week, when they are faced with difficulties in obtaining travel permits.

According to Abang Zulkifli, their fourth application for inter-district travel permit has also been rejected even though a letter from the party has been attached with the application as instructed.

“Therefore, I request the police to act appropriately, because we want to extend our assistance to the poor who are in dire need at this time.

“We are not gathering. We are just sending aid to the party representative in certain areas and they will distribute the aid to those in need,” he said.

Abang Zulkifli also suggested that the Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) consider the application from housing areas or villages community, if any, to organise Aidil Fitri prayers in their respective areas or open space and halls available.

“Under the condition that those applicants must comply with strict social distancing practices, or under the supervision of the police and the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela),” he said. — DayakDaily