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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, March 1: Despite the resignation of Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chairman Larry Sng who defected to support Perikatan Nasional (PN), Sarawak PKR Women will continue to fight to eliminate corruption, ensure reform, and provide equality and justice for the people.
Sarawak PKR Women chief Agnes Padan in a statement today said the political party rejects corrupt money politics entirely.
“As (the) Ketua Wanita Keadilan Sarawak, I will continue to empower my Wanita to continue with their good work in their respective constituencies.
“Keadilan is about serving the people, and championing their right to justice, healthcare empowerment, education and sustainable development, as well as economic and social transformation.
“Now more than ever, it is vital that we go back to our roots and remember the reason we began this people power movement and journey in the first place,” she said.
Agnes noted Sarawak is amongst the richest and most beautiful states in Malaysia, yet its people are “grossly neglected, living hand-to-mouth like beggars in their own land, whilst being cheated by corrupt politicians who, instead of serving the people, are living in grotesque luxury from the spoils of their ill gotten wealth.”
Hence, she believed that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and PN government have completely failed the people in many areas.
Agnes asserted that it has been up to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Sarawak PKR Sarawak activists to provide food aid, medical advocacy and welfare assistance to the underprivileged communities.
“We are doing the work of the government – but without a government budget or resources.
“These challenges however have only strengthened our resolve to keep going to the ground to show true compassion and solidarity with the rakyat.
“We are with the rakyat each and every step of the way,” she added.
At the same time, Agnes called on all party members to remain loyal and continue to fight for a better living for Sarawakians. — DayakDaily