By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Jan 14: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) youth questions the whereabouts of Pending assembly woman Violet Yong who had promised to be the pom-pom girl to cheer on the Sarawak government when the latter brought Petronas to court.
SUPP youth Secretary General Milton Foo said no Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Democratic Action Party (DAP) leaders were in sight this morning when three applications related to the case of Sarawak government suing Petronas for non-payment of five per cent State Sales tax were in session.
“And we don’t see any support from PKR, DAP or even Pending YB Violet Yong who said she would become the pom pom girl when we take Petronas to court.
“She said she would fully support it. Yet, we don’t see her,” said Foo to the media at Kuching Court Complex today.
In a press conference (Nov 6) on the sideline of Sarawak Legislative Assembly last November session, Yong pledged to become the “pom pom” girl to support the Sarawak government when they took Petronas to court over unpaid petroleum sales tax.
The three applications in court today included Petronas’ application of the recusal of presiding judge, Petronas’ application for the case to be referred to the Federal Court and also Sarawak government’s application for disposal of he case based on pointes of law (summary hearing).
Leaders and supporters of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) came in droves to give their support to Sarawak government in the case.
Foo said before May 9, 2018, Pakatan Harapan (PH) had promised to give Sarawak back 20 per cent of oil and gas royalty.
“That was a very loud and clear statement from DAP leaders, especially Chong (Chieng Jen, Kota Sentosa assemblyman who is also Stampin MP), Kelvin (Dr Kelvin Yii, Bandar Kuching MP) and Violet, all these DAP YBs.
“And then today, when they became the government of the day at federal level, we can see that they are not even willing to pay the five per cent State Sales Tax. Not only that, they challenge us in court.
“All these go to show that they are not sincere at all and that during election time, they made the promise to get the sentiment so that people voted for them,” said Foo.
He challenged Chong who is also Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister to answer the question. —DayakDaily