KUCHING, May 15: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Stakan branch chairman Dato Sim Kiang Chiok believes that the Unity Government National Convention 2023 at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur was a good opportunity for Malaysians to learn which direction the country is heading in.
Sim stated in a statement today that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has assured all that the new government will be a strong one that will not be toppled.
“This is good for advancing our country’s development instead of too much politics or constantly changing our government and leaders.
“He (Anwar) also claims that the new government will fight corruption for our country’s wealth to be shared and enjoyed by all,” he said.
Furthermore, the SUPP Stakan branch chairman stated that he agrees with Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg that the nation’s economy must be reformed to compete with neighbouring countries and that this must include sustainability and renewable energy.
“Our Sarawak Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government has also pledged to support the unity government for Malaysia to have a stable and strong government.
“With that strength and stability, the country’s development and economic policies can be given the necessary time to work for our country to prosper,” he added.
Sim said the country’s economy was undoubtedly harmed by the nearly three-year Covid-19 pandemic and the change of four prime ministers from 2019 to late 2022.
He emphasised that the pandemic, combined with the frequent change of prime ministers, is not suitable for Malaysia’s economic development while the country is still recovering from the pandemic.
“With the rising cost of living due to high inflation caused by several global factors such as the Ukraine-Russia war, which has disrupted supply chains, higher fuel prices, and rising bank interest rates to combat rising inflation, we can expect Malaysians to face difficult challenges in coping with the cost of living.
“Only a stable government with good economic policy, a fair distribution of wealth, a good price control policy, and effective and efficient government subsidies on essential items will help us all weather these looming challenges.
“With the new unity government, we can hope that our country’s future will be stable, bright, and prosperous for all Malaysians,” he remarked. — DayakDaily