KUCHING, Sept 29: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) youth has expressed its disappointment that Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs have become mere tools of Putrajaya.
“We are sad that some PH MPs from Sarawak are mere tools of Malaya to destroy our harmony,” said its youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan in response to recent statement of Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian who advocated for the setting up of Village Community Management Council (MPKK).
Snowdan said the introduction of MPKK stemmed from ignorance of the way of living of longhouse folk as those advocating for it were not groomed there.
“All along we have been talking about preserving our way of life, cultures and traditions.
“With MPKK, comes the destroyer and soon we will witness inheritance from our ancestors on the verge of destruction, if we, the Dayak community did not come to the defence,” said Snowdan in a statement today.
He said it has been the tactics of PH to use rhetorics such as empty promises and manifesto which they do not intend to keep to win the election.
Snowdan who is also Youth and Sports Assistant Minister stressed that it was not true that PH needed MPKK to disseminate information to the grassroots.
“It is not true that they could not disseminate information on projects implemented by the federal to the longhouses when they have all means and resources such as the radio, the television network, Jabatan Penerangan, the printed and social media in their disposal.”
“The fact is, this MPKK pure and simple. It is a PH government strategy to divide and rule the Dayak communities.”
He called on Sarawakians not to fall prey to PH’s strategy.
“GPS and its supporters will certainly reject this type of political strategy,” said Snowdan.
Baru had Friday (Sept 27) stressed that the setting up of MPKK in Sarawak will proceed as planned to facilitate the implementation of the federal government’s projects in the rural areas in Sarawak.
Baru, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak chairman, also said there was no law against its setting up.
He reiterated that establishing the MPKK was not aimed at dividing the community but to inform the villagers of federal projects which were implemented for their benefits. — DayakDaily