SWP on how Sarawak can steer clear of bankruptcy

Engga Unchat

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KUCHING, June 22: Sarawak will not go bankrupt when good policies are put in place, coupled with a good and corruption-free government.

Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) deputy president Engga Unchat said there was nothing to worry about as there are a lot of local political parties around.

“When they (parties) combine, they can be an alternative to run the state. Well, let us watch and see,” he said in a statement today.

Engga said this in response to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who said at DAP’s dinner here on Friday, that Sarawak would go bankrupt in three years’ time if it continues to be ruled by the GPS coalition.

The Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general said the state’s reserves of RM31 billion would be used up in three years if GPS keeps up its annual budget of RM11 billion.

Meanwhile, Engga said Sarawak was still waiting for its rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to be returned.

He opined that the eroded rights had put the state in a bad shape, leading to the rural areas lacking in basic infrastructure, among others.

“We, in SWP, expect our leaders from Malaya to be more generous even though we are of different political divides. We need total commitment and sincerity beyond politics,” he said, adding that the federal and state governments must focus on developing the country and not playing politics all the time. — DayakDaily