By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, Aug 10: PRS secretary-general Datuk Janang Bungsu has joined the chorus of criticism against PSB for its recent statement against the construction of the RM70 million Unifor complex.
He described Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Youth Wing’s criticism as mere political rhetoric which did not augur well for a multi-racial and multi-religious society like Sarawak.
“Stop playing politics over the Unifor building. PSB should stop looking at everything politically. The development programme in the state is to elevate the standard of living for the people of Sarawak beyond race and religion.
“The Unifor (Unit for Other Religions) building should be the pride of the people of Sarawak as its members comprise more than 70 per cent of the population of Sarawak,” Janang asserted in a statement issued here today.
The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) leader stressed that the state government’s initiative to provide funding for its construction was itself a symbol of unity among Sarawakians.
“The initiatives by YAB CM (Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg) to grant Unifor the land and funds to build the building symbolises the uniqueness of Sarawak compare to other states in Malaysia.
“This is the landmark of inclusiveness and unity of the people. Stop playing politics on the building as it further disrupts the unity and harmony that we Sarawakians have treasured so much,” added Janang.
Janang reiterated that the government has set aside adequate allocations for other amenities such as water and electricity supplies for rural areas.
“There is enough funding for the infrastructure development such as Second Trunk Road (STR), the coastal road, electricity and water supplies to support the livelihood of the people,” he added.
Janang was responding to PSB Youth Wing’s recent criticism of the Unifor complex which will cost RM70 million to construct.
Unifor in a recent statement also fired a salvo against PSB, asserting it was not a sin to build the complex as it was in need of a proper office as it currently rents shoplots to operate from. — DayakDaily