By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, May 11: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan is optimistic that his party can deliver all eleven seats it currently holds in the next state election due by June next year.
He said his optimism is based on the fact that all its current eleven assemblymen have been working very hard on the ground.
“It is my opinion that PRS can deliver all the eleven seats in the coming state election. All of us have been working very hard on the ground so I believe that we can deliver all the seats for GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak),” Snowdan told DayakDaily at Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing’s office at Bangunan Baitulmakmur here today.
He reiterated that GPS’ main focus is developing Sarawak while the opposition only talks without providing results.
“The people can now see who can really help and deliver to the people. The people can see the difference, like the old saying, to differentiate between glass and a diamond (‘mana kaca dan mana intan berlian’)…What is fake and what is real,” he added.
Snowdan who is also Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports highlighted that under Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, their focus is on developing Sarawak especially the rural areas.
“He gave a lot of projects to the rural areas. On top of that, he also gave RM2.55 billion worth of stimulus packages to Sarawak amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
“What it means is that we walk the talk and we deliver. We don’t like to politicise things a lot unlike the opposition who just likes to talk and criticise. And the people know the difference,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, the Balai Ringin assemblyman also criticised Sri Aman MP Datuk Masir Kujat for leaving PRS to join Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), and described the move as irresponsible.
“As an MP, he is like a father to the people of Sri Aman and when he left like that, it was like a father who left the family and his children without explaining to and consulting them.
“Now the people in his (Masir’s) area are very angry and disappointed because he had left the party that gave him the victory in the last three general elections. In politics, you must have principles in order for the people to respect you,” he opined.
Snowdan claimed that Masir had made many promises to the people but now the MP was no longer able to fulfill them as he no longer has access to Minor Rural Project (MRP), Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) and other funds, estimated to be at least RM10 million annually.
“Before he left PRS, he praised the party and said GPS is good and suddenly he left the party for whatever reason that is only known to himself.
“The point is this: when you do that, you will lose your credibility and the people will lose their trust in you. The people were hoping for your assistance,” he added. — DayakDaily