By Wilfred Pilo
KUCHING, April 14: Pakatan Harapan (PH) should not be surprised of its rejection by voters during the Rantau by-election last weekend, says Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth Chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan.
He noted that this was PH’s third by-election loss following earlier losses in Cameron Highlands and Semenyih.
“This is the problem when you have a “shadow manifesto” but you elude the people and also make many U-turns just to hide your lies and non-accomplishments. This is the situation that PH is facing now. They can’t deliver,” he said.
“Making too often a U-turn only makes people follow your footsteps in that the ‘rakyat’ will also made a U-turn as you do, by not voting for you. After all, to them you are the one who leads them in making the U-turn and at the same time, they also think that there is no harm. It then hits you back.
“People are fed up of your politicking, lobbying, rhetorics and political camouflage within a year without any real impact on any achievements by the PH government thus far,” said Snowdan who is also Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports.
“Worst is that the people still feel the pinch of life as they struggle daily to survive the high cost of living which remains unresolved ever since PH took over.”
Snowdan noted the Rantau by-election result was the latest setback for PH, following the federal government’s failure to secure a two-thirds majority in Parliament to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, emphasising that that Sarawak Parliamentarians are now no longer subject to Malaya’s fancies.
“Therefore, being knocked three times in by-elections, is suffice to say that the present government is on the way to further failure. This is a clear sign that the people are losing their confidence in the present PH federal government,” the Balai Ringin assemblyman said. — DayakDaily