By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Oct 31: Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) commissioner Datuk Wee Hong Seng believes Sarawak voters have lost faith in Pakatan Harapan (PH) as the federal government has been underperforming.
He opined that disillusioned Sarawakian voters now preferred a local-based pact rather than those with links to the peninsula.
“The underperformance of PH since they took over the federal government has resulted in many voters, especially those in Sarawak, losing faith in PH.
“Many promises, among other things, the increase of oil royalty and development funding from the federal government, have not been fulfilled,” Wee told DayakDaily via a social media message.
He described the unfulfilled manifesto as a big letdown.
“We have had enough of those empty promises, and it has led us to believe that Sarawak’s interests can only be protected by Sarawak-based parties.
“The policies of the PH government are too Malayan-centric and, sometimes, are too distracted by racial and religious issues.
“Sarawak is renowned for its social harmony. Racial and religious bigotries have no place in Sarawak,” said Wee.
He was responding to the result of a survey done by Associate Professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi of University Malaya.
According to Awang Azman, the survey’s findings showed that 70 per cent of Sarawakians support Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
In terms of racial breakdown, he said 80 per cent of Malay/Melanau and 60 to 70 per cent of Ibans support GPS. But 80 per cent of the Chinese and 60 to 70 per cent of Bidayuh support PH. — DayakDaily