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By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Nov 8: After filming of ‘The White Rajah’ movie, Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat suggested that the next movie to be filmed should be entitled ‘The Lies and the Liars’.
He elaborated that the first chapter for the movie would be ‘The End Justifies the Means’, in which he claimed that the director, the main lead and the supporting roles are all readily available in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN).
Continuing his verbal rebuttal, Ripin said Pakatan Harapan (PH) has been using the Federal Village Community Management Council (MPKKP) as a tool to divide and rule Sarawak.
“We have to learn from what happened 100 years ago, where we were dominated by outsiders. Now, PH is doing the same thing.
“They are using MPKKP to divide and rule. MPKKP is a tool of PH to divide the society,” he alleged.
He ridiculed PH assemblymen for the failure to fulfill many of its electoral promises including the return of 20 per cent oil and gas royalty and 50 per cent of taxes collected to Sarawak if PH were to take over the federal government as well as the abolishment of National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).
“I am now returning it, you swallow it. Whether it is sweet or bitter, you swallow it. Is it too bitter for you? The truth is always bitter,” said Ripin when debating on 2020 Sarawak Budget at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) Sitting here today.
He alleged that PH has been trying to demonise the 2020 Sarawak Budget despite international rating bodies such as Moody’s Investors Service having granted Sarawak a high rating.
On the doubt brought up by PH representatives on why there was no demand on oil and gas royalty from Petronas by Sarawak before PH took over the government, Ripin said it was because before 2012, Malaysia’s Emergence Ordinance was not lifted yet and no one could raise doubts on any law.
“Now I return it to you, like mee kampua, whether it is bitter or spicy, you swallow it,” he added, stressing again on PH’s failure in fulfilling its electoral promises.— DayakDaily