PRS Youth questions PSB’s pledge to abolish selective allocation of MRP grants

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KUCHING, Mar 13: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) youth branch opines that Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) share the same objectives, and that was ending, abolishing and dictating the policies behind the Minor Rural Projects (MRPs) that benefit the people.

PRS Youth issued the statement in response to a news report that PSB declared that it would end selective allocation of MRP grants if it formed the next state government. He then called on PSB to come clean and disclose their practices when they were part of the Sarawak government administration when it came MRP allocations.

“It is only fair to say that if Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) remains as the government, the policy of giving out MRPs shall continue because it has always been a practice for GPS to give allocations to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the people in our constituencies who needs the funds via MRP.

“Hence, it is within the elected representatives jurisdiction to allocate their respective MRPs to associations or groups that applied for these resources based on needs and priorities,” the statement read.

The statement also noted that PSB on the other hand, unfortunately, wishes to end and dictate policies on MRP.

“So, wisely, don’t ever let them (PSB) be the government, or else they might abolish many other things.

“Nonetheless, thanks to PSB for having spoken out about the importance of MRP funds which was mooted by the Sarawak State Government long time ago, of which some of the PSB members were part of then.

“Hence they too should be at liberty to elaborate their modus operandi and make good their accusations against their own systems and that they accused GPS of,” the statement added. —DayakDaily