SUPP chief hits back at party’s cynics who ‘will never be satisfied’ and just ‘tengok saja’

Dr Sim speaks at SUPP’s 64th Anniversary Flag-Raising Ceremony held at SUPP headquarters in Kuching on June 4, 2023.

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 4: Deputy Premier of Sarawak Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian has lambasted the cynics who will never be satisfied with Sarawak United Peoples’ Party’s (SUPP) achievements.

Dr Sim, who is SUPP president, highlighted that some quarters have been making accusations against SUPP with the fact that the party has been in power for over 50 years, but he argued that the challenges faced today were different compared to back then.

He explained that the Sarawak government, in the early years, had to focus on preserving racial harmony and implementing infrastructure development.

However, he said Sarawak would soon pass the infrastructure development stage in the next few years and focus on prosperity and talent development instead.

“Because of the support by the voters presently, we (SUPP) are in such a position, and we could do so much for you.

“But to the cynics, we will never do enough, so I challenge them to do so as they are also in position but do not do many things—‘tengok saja’ (only look) and talk only (sic).

“Thus, we want to tell the people of Sarawak not to pay attention to those who do small things and amplify them as if they are saving the whole world.

“We do not need those people for Sarawak to move forward because those people ‘bù néng zuò dà shì’ (cannot do big things),” he said during SUPP’s 64th Anniversary Flag-Raising Ceremony held at its headquarters here today.

Dr Sim also lamented other political parties in Sarawak who preached about saving Malaysia but ‘never say they would save Sarawak’.

“You save your home first. We are Sarawakians. That is how important it is.

“They also said Sarawak has a lot of money, so we ought to use our own money. Those people are not Sarawakians since they are not fighting for Sarawak.

“It is under Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) that it is the federal government’s obligation and responsibility to give us money, despite us having money. It is Sarawak’s entitlement,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily