KUCHING, Sept 5: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth challenges Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak to speak up for Sarawakians by fighting for the return of Sarawak’s 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent of collected tax revenue.
SUPP Youth secretary-general Milton Foo threw the gauntlet down at Sarawak PH chief Chong Chieng Jen and reminded Chong that PH is no longer opposition but the government of the day which can formulate policies to benefit Sarawak.
“If PH Sarawak truly speaks for the people of Sarawak as alleged in the press release by YB Chong Chieng Jen yesterday, where is the 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent tax revenue collected from Sarawak to be returned to Sarawak as pledged in their manifesto in GE14?
“YB Chong is to be reminded once again that they are no longer the opposition party but the federal government of the day which not only can formulate policies but also implement them to the benefit of the people especially the people of Sarawak,” according to Foo in a statement today.
Foo claimed that flood mitigation was another example of failed promises by PH government.
“On Dec 11 2018, (Bandar Kuching) MP (Dr) Kelvin Yii said the RM150 million fund for the flash flood mitigation projects in Kuching will be released this year by the federal government which will include upgrading the drainage system at the Sarawak General Hospital, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Padang Merdeka, Lintang Park Utara, Lorong Lintang Park Selatan I, Jalan Ellis, Jalan Padungan and Tabuan Dayak.
“As of date, nothing concrete has been put in place and not a single tender has been called by the federal government agency for the above said projects,” Foo pointed out.
He urged Chong who is also Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister not to play politics but to carry out his responsibilities.
“Instead of playing politics all the time, YB Chong is urged to do his work prudently such as to lower the price of goods thus easing the financial burden of the people.
“Not only should he represent Sarawak in the federal government but also fight vigorously for Sarawak as he is the elected representative of Sarawak by the people of Sarawak,” said Foo.
He made these remarks in response to Chong’s recent statement that Sarawak PH was only interested in becoming the voice of the people and not that of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
Chong asserted that GPS’ continued governing of Sarawak will not be in the interest of common Sarawakians. — DayakDaily