Shouting threats at banner men not ‘gentlemanly’, says Foo

Foo addressing a Facebook live session today (Dec 11, 2021).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Dec 11: Shouting threats and intimidating words at men putting up election campaign banners or billboards is not what gentlemen should do, says Milton Foo.

The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate for N10 Pending said, in a Facebook live session today, that some three men from his camp who were at Kenyalang Park installing replacement banners last night between 10pm to 11pm were browbeat.

“According to my men on the ground, there was one motorcycle and four patrol cars with people (from opponent camps) who yelled ‘jaga-jaga’ (be careful) at them.

“I hereby would like to urge all contesting parties not to do such things that would obstruct our democratic process during this State election.

“We should abide by the law and follow the rules. Let’s do it the gentleman’s way,” he said, wanting a fair game between all contenders.

Legal-wise, Foo said he would discuss in detail with his election agent Bong Siak Peng whether to lodge a police report against those allegedly uttering intimidating words at his men.

Yesterday (Dec 10), Foo told the press that 10 out of his total 12 campaign banners put up around Pending area since Dec 7 had gone missing.

Replacement banners were to be put up with an additional line saying: “Brothers (and sisters), be merciful. Spare our banners!”

In the 12th Sarawak Election, Foo will face four opponents, namely Democratic Action Party (DAP)’s Violet Yong who is the incumbent for Pending, Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK)’s Teo Kuang Kim, Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB)’s Tan Kay Hock, and Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi)’s Chan Chee Hiong. — DayakDaily