Roadsign incident just another of DAP’s political schemes: Idris Buang

Idris (centre) in an interview by Sarawak Moment yesterday on the heaty issue of Dapsy putting up Chinese characters stickers on road signs in Kuching.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Aug 22: It is indeed a political scheme, says Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang on Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth (Dapsy) putting up Chinese stickers on road signs.

“With the National Day celebration just around the corner, they are trying to send out the message that only DAP is fighting for the rights of the Chinese,” he said.

He believed that was the intention behind Dapsy’s actions which aroused the dissatisfaction of many parties over the past two days.

“They know it’s against the law, local authority ordinance and the National Language Act 1953/1967, but they don’t care. They just want to send the message out,” opined Idris when interviewed by Sarawak Moment yesterday.

In stating this, he questioned Dapsy’s true purpose of the event.

“If their aim is to fight for the Chinese language, it’s not fair. Why did they not also fight for the languages of Iban, Sarawak Malay, Melanau, Kayan, Kelabit and so on?

“Of course the people of Sarawak would want to glorify their languages too if given the opportunity,” he said.

He added that the people would then be scattered and no longer united if the situation were to happen.

Towards the end of the interview which was published on Sarawak Moment’s Facebook, Idris urged DAP and Dapsy not to play the racial card all the time because Sarawak’s best asset is the harmony and peace among the diverse people in order for the state to prosper. —DayakDaily