Pipe down from ‘politicking’ buck up on public service, DAP, PSB told

Yap (right) inspecting the construction and upgrading works of a section of earth to concrete drain at Jalan Kung Phin Road, while the others look on.

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KUCHING, Oct 23: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party Public Complaint Bureau (SUPP PCB) chief Wilfred Yap calls on political parties to put the needs of the people first instead of bickering on social media.

According to Yap, there have been numerous unsubstantiated and provocative political statements recently on various unproductive and speculative issues from Parti Sarawak Baru (PSB) and Democratic Action Party (DAP) due to the 12th Sarawak State Election.

He said state election is likely to be held soon as the current term of the Sarawak State Assembly will be ending in less than nine months.

“I hope that  politicians from PSB and DAP,  instead of politicking through misinformation using the media, will instead place the needs of the people first and to have their problems and requests for development resolved and settled as topmost priority,” he said in a press statement today.

Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa chairman, pointed out that DAP and PSB should also put “people over politics” instead of “excessive politicking” by resolving problems faced by the “rakyat”, especially so during this period of Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said regardless of the politicking from PSB and DAP during this Covid-19 pandemic, SUPP Kota Sentosa Branch and SUPP Public Complaints Bureau would like to assure the public that it will continue to be focused and fully committed to serving the “rakyat” by being their eyes and ears.

SUPP PCB  shall also continue to speak out on matters of good governance and fairness in accordance with the rule of law by using the proper channels, he added.

Meanwhile, Yap also conveyed his appreciation to the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) for their quick response in addressing the poor condition of earth drains along Kung Phin Road.

Yap said he had received complaints from the residents of the area during a “turun padang” activity that was held recently.

“I would like to thank MPP for the commencement of upgrading works of earth drains to concrete drains on some stretches of Kung Phin Road and hopes the residents will be patient and understand that these cannot be upgraded all at once, but in phases due to limited development funding,” he said.

Yap also assured that the SUPP Public Complaints Bureau and Kota Sentosa Branch is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone facing problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it.

“Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go directly to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance,” he said. –DayakDaily.