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MIRI, March 7: The outcome of the 14th General Election on May 9 last year and the recent Cameron Highlands and Semenyih by-election results are proof that the people’s power matters.
Sarawak For Sarawakians (S4S) spokesperson Erick Chin said that if people want change in this country, they can achieve it through an election and that is the reason why the ruling government should respect the people’s needs.
This is because politicians who only want to look out for their own interests instead of listening to the people’s voice and needs will be voted out.
“The 14th General Election on May 9 last year changed our political landscape and it showed that thepeople’s power and voice really matters,” said Chin in a statement yesterday.
“The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government harping that their “manifesto is not a bible” only seems to bring people’s lives and the country nowhere,” he added.
Chin opined that after PH took over the federal government, Malaysians have yet to see any changes in terms of development or boosting the country’s economy.
“Instead, there are a lot of U-turns by the PH government until the people in Semenyih decided to vote out their candidate.”
Meanwhile, on Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok’s handling of agriculture and farming development in this country, Chin lamented that she had not produced results, saying Kok had failed to negotiate with France to buy palm oil from Malaysia.
“She has now suggested that farmers do something else like pineapples farming and bamboo farming as palm oil price is low.
“Not only that, the Minister of Entrepreneurial Development (Mohd Redzuan Yusof) also suggested developing flying cars and his statement has now becomes a laughing stock throughout the country.”
Chin opined that the federal cabinet should draft better policy on development and establish a guideline for future generations which is not based on their short-term minded views.
He also said that the recent by-election results might reflect well on Barisan Nasional (BN) against PH but it also doesn’t mean that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will have a more positive outlook.
He said all parties should be aware of the people’s power and the important role they play in shaping the fate of political parties and the country. — DayakDaily