KUCHING, Aug 26: Will Sarawak DAP call for the resignation of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng?
This is the question posed by Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Stakan branch which has lambasted Democratic Action Party (DAP) for its “double standard” policy-making and governance.
Its chief Sim Kiang Chiok revealed the branch was shocked and appalled by the recent revelation that Lim who is the former Finance Minister awarded 101 contracts worth RM6.61 billion through direct negotiations.
“The recent expose in Parliament exposing RM6.61 billion spent by the PH (Pakatan Harapan) government via direct negotiations goes against every inch of DAP’s so-called competency, accountability, and transparency (CAT) policy.
“DAP through its paramount leader Lim has admitted using the very same modus operandi of the previous BN (Barisan Nasional) government in approving direct negotiation contracts which DAP have campaigned against the previous BN government as opaque and not transparent,” Sim asserted in a press statement today.
He disclosed it was equally devastating when Parliament was informed by former Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali that the approval of the 101 contracts was not brought to the attention of the Cabinet.
“Under the previous PH manifesto, didn’t they agree not to award contracts by direct negotiations? They have broken more of their promises.”
Sim opined that DAP which has been promoting itself as an anti-corruption, clean, accountable and transparent government failed miserably when Lim went back on his words by giving contracts through direct negotiations.
“In Sarawak here, DAP has also failed to keep their promises [of] 20 per cent oil and gas royalties, return of 50 per cent of tax collected from Sarawak to Sarawak, allocate 30 per cent of the development budget to Sarawak, recognise UEC (Unified Examination Certificate), among the many promises made in their manifesto.
“Now the question that the voters would like to ask DAP Sarawak is that will they call for the resignation of Lim Guan Eng?”
“It is very unbecoming of a party to betray the trust of the voters when they promise to look after our wealth but have misplaced our trust. DAP is consistently inconsistent and it’s time for DAP to be relegated to the Hall of Shame,” said Sim. — DayakDaily