KUCHING, May 7: DAP Sarawak never had the guts to admit that former PH government had cancelled some of the major projects in Sarawak including the Petra Jaya Hospital as way of retaliating against Sarawak government under GPS when the coalition took power after defeating BN in the 14th General Election back in 2018.
Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Kitang Branch secretary Tnay Li Ping, in highlighting this, said that Petra Jaya Hospital project’s cancellation by the former Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was another solid proof of PH disregarding the interests of Sarawakians.
“PH had also cancelled the Rambungan, Igan and Batang Lupar bridges projects during their tenure, which was admitted by former work minister Baru Bian, last month.
“Until now, DAP (Democratic Action Party) did not dare to argue with Baru Bian over the cancelled three bridges projects,” she said in a statement today in responding to DAP member and former Stampin MP Julian Tan who defended the PH government’s decision to cancel the sick Petra Jaya Hospital project.
Tnay pointed out that Tan, who was the elected MP from 2013 until 2018, also had the responsibility to follow up on the Petra Jaya Hospital project after it was cancelled and should not try to cover up the fact that the PH government has disregarded the interests of Sarawak during their 22 months tenure.
“During Julian Tan’s five-years term as elected MP, he has not shown any result or contributions to Sarawak.
“In contrast, Julian Tan now questioned back what is the contribution of SUPP Senator Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian at that time on Petra Jaya Hospital project issue and put the blame of the cancellation on the Sarawak government now,” she hit back.
Instead, Tnay said that DAP should confess and be sincere to tell Sarawakians on why they did not fulfill their manifesto on decentralising health autonomy to Sarawak.
“If the promise has been fulfilled by DAP, Petra Jaya Hospital project should have continued, instead of being cancelled,” she added. –DayakDaily.