Sng questions GPS’ silence on PAS’ call to suspend alcohol operations

Larry Sng

KUCHING, May 27: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak chairman Larry Sng has questioned Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) stand and sincerity in defending Sarawak against hudud law.

Sng, who is also Julau MP, was responding to Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) recent call on the federal government to immediately suspend all production, businesses, and sales of alcoholic beverages as new measures which can be taken to prevent drunk driving.

“With the recent call by PAS to suspend production and sale of alcohol to prevent drunk driving in the country, PKR Sarawak says this is PAS attempt to move the country towards hudud. We are heading towards a disaster.

“First PAS suggested that people should not drink, next I won’t be surprised if they will tell Sarawakians what we can and cannot do in every other aspect of our lives. This is the consequence of PAS running the country,” Sng said in a statement.

He also pointed out that GPS has not said anything against PAS’ call.

“This clearly shows that GPS too puts politics before the people’s interest. They are more concerned about positions and remain in the federal government with PAS.

“Will GPS defend Sarawak against hudud law? I doubt it,” Sng asserted.

Yesterday, PAS information chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad said the party viewed seriously fatal accident cases involving drunk drivers that had become so rampant lately, prompting them to call the government to immediately suspend all production, businesses, and sales of liquor until new measures can be taken.—DayakDaily