SUPP Youth sec-gen urges politicians to prioritise rakyat in Covid-19 recovery

Milton Foo

KUCHING, July 2: All leaders on both sides of the political divide should put political differences aside and focus on helping people move ahead in tough times.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth Central secretary-general Milton Foo emphasised that politics is only meaningful if the people can benefit but not if for the personal agenda or gain of individual politician.

“Focus on people’s suffering and economic recovery. Put aside political differences and assist people of all sectors to get through this difficult period due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“People want to see both the Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) governments walk the talk,” he highlighted in a statement today.

Foo pointed out that time was of the essence in efficiently channeling aid expected by the people who were coping with difficult circumstances in this crucial period.

“This include financial aid, which had been announced, through designated government agencies to the targeted groups,” he added.

He also urged opposition leaders especially Democratic Action Party (DAP) to work hard in fighting for the people and to make sure the deserving group received financial assistance from the government, be it at federal or state level.

Foo also revealed he has received a name list of 40 licensed hawkers from Kenyalang Market who have not received the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) aid of RM750.

“I have submitted the list to the relevant agency for further verification and follow up.

“I believe the issue will be resolved for these hawkers and petty traders who are registered with the local council but have yet to receive the financial assistance, perhaps due to some technical reason,” he added. — DayakDaily