KUCHING, March 15: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Pending Youth chief Goh Tze Hui today urged Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong to stop using PR1MA housing scheme as a bargaining chip in her political tricks.
An undeniable fact is that the policy of Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has caused distress to the existing buyers, he said.
“As the current ruling party, the Democratic Action Party (DAP) must be obliged to be pragmatic in ensuring the buyers, both retrospective and prospective, enjoy the discounted price rather than setting a time limit for discount in engaging their political agenda,” he said in a statement in response to remarks made by Yong on the issue of PR1MA house.
Goh pointed out that while PR1MA houses were marketed, DAP did no investigation in detail on relevant prices.
“It is unreasonable now for DAP to inexplicably throw out accusations by stating that buyers had indeed bought overpriced.
“If it was overpriced, they should make a thorough investigation on PR1MA, which is an agency under the Prime Minister’s Office or even lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
“If they fail to prove their words, obviously it shows that DAP is taking advantage of the PR1MA house issues to fulfil their own agenda, which is contrary to the interest of the people.”
According to Goh, who is also SUPP Youth Central vice chairman, since the DAP had repeatedly stressed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government treated everyone equally, there was no reason or excuse for them being unable to give the same price rebates to those existing buyers.
“DAP has always told the people that the four component parties in PH are on an equal footing. If this is the case, Chong Chieng Jen, as chairman of Sarawak PH, should give back the rebates to the existing buyers. If this fails to happen, it can only be explained that the representatives from Sarawak PH have no say in the federal cabinet and that PH does not listen to the voice of the people of Sarawak.
“DAP keeps pointing their fingers at the previous government and SUPP. This suggests that they adhere firmly to their tradition and culture all along, in which ‘everyone else is always wrong’. This has now become contagious among PH leaders at the central level.
“My stance on the PR1MA house is clear. It is a housing scheme that is beneficial to the people. Since PH has implemented a 30 per cent price reduction on the house, it should be applied under all occasions, not limited to just the promotion period.”
Goh further stated that the 100-day promise by PH during GE campaign really mattered for the people. The sweetly drafted manifesto, undeniably, had managed to win the hearts of voters, who are now let down.
“We challenge DAP to ensure PH government fulfil their promise by returning immediately 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent tax revenue to Sarawak in order that more cheap houses can be constructed for the people of Sarawak through this amount of funds. It is now obvious that Sarawak DAP, being the agent of PH, has ignored Sarawakians for their own positions and interests.”
In addition, Goh also reminded Yong on her several promises, which includes investigation on Tun Dr Mahathir once PH is in power, no negotiation and no dishonoured cheque in returning 20 per cent oil royalty to Sarawak immediately, black and white in recognition of UEC (Unified Examination Certificate).
“It’s now more than 100 days under PH governance, but these promises do not turn out. Who is the one who goes back on her words? he asked. — DayakDaily