KUCHING, March 24: Opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak elected representatives should serve the community in their constituencies more seriously without giving excuses or engaging in a blame game.
Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa chairman Wilfred Yap, in emphasising this, said that DAP Sarawak leaders should be aware that most problems cannot be solved through just calling a press conference or issuing press statements but through follow up on the various problems raised with realistic and appropriate actions done to solve the problems.
“If problems can be solved just by a press conference or press statement blaming the government or SUPP, then there is no more need for the people to elect a ‘YB’ to serve their constituency.
“Instead of criticisms, finding fault with the government or SUPP, giving excuses and engaging in a blame game, DAP YBs should go to the ground and start serving the people and ask the right and appropriate questions during State Assembly sittings and Parliament sittings for the benefit of the constituents they represent,” he said in a statement today.
Yap thus reminded DAP leaders of their role as elected representatives which amongst others was to contribute in a positive manner and represent effectively the constituents they represent by raising their concerns to the relevant authorities and applying or securing the necessary funding to solve the various problems without giving excuses or engaging in the blame game.
Meanwhile, Yap, who is also SUPP Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) chief, also urged the Federal and State governments to continuously evaluate, prioritise and enhance their policies on poverty eradication by empowering the poor to improve their access to livelihoods or employment opportunities which in turn will enable them access to better housing conditions.
This call came after helping a family living in a dilapidated house at Lorong 3, Stampin Resettlement Scheme here to secure donation for a septic sewage tank.
“SUPP PCB was recently informed that a dilapidated house at Lorong 3, Stampin Resettlement Scheme was in urgent need of a septic sewage tank but the budget of RM15,000 under the ‘Membaik Pulih Rumah (MPR)’ funding was not adequate to cover the cost of the tank.
“Upon receiving the information, we were able to secure a donation of the septic sewage tank from S.D. Fibre Trading Sdn Bhd and would like to thank S.D Fibre Trading Sdn Bhd for their generous contribution and donation for the needy,” he explained.
Noting that there were a lot of dilapidated houses within the Stampin Resettlement Scheme, he thus appealed to the Federal and State governments to accord the highest priority to assist the hardcore poor to get decent housing.
SUPP Public Complaints Bureau is always ready to highlight and try to resolve issues of public interest affecting the community through the relevant authorities.
SUPP PCB is also ever ready to lend a helping hand to anyone facing problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with them.
Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or visit SUPP Head Office to request assistance. -DayakDaily