Talib: Federal ministers should thoroughly evaluate new policies before implementing them in Sarawak

Talib speaking to reporters.

KUCHING, Sept 23: Ministers in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government seem to spew out half-baked ideas and policies just for the sake of having them, opines Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

He said they should give it more thought and proper study before imposing new policies, especially for Sarawak.

“The Peninsula people (federal government), do they even give long thought or just spontaneous ideas (on new policies)? Anything that is big and substantial should be studied first,” he told reporters after attending a discussion session with Certified Integrity Officers (CeIOs) here this morning.

He was commenting on the recent spat between PH and state leaders over the Village Community Management Council (MPKK), where Deputy Rural Development Minister Sivarasa Rasiah had proposed for MPKKs to be implemented in Sarawak.

Talib said there cannot be two lions on one hill as this could disrupt the harmony among villagers and longhouse folks.

“We already have Temenggong, Pemanca, Penghulu and Tuai Rumah. Why would they (federal government) want to appoint more heads?” he questioned.

Talib however pointed out that if the idea or policy is good and sound, the state government will consider and accept it, so long as it is implemented properly and sincerely.

“All good ideas we will accept, as long as it’s practical and implemented sincerely.

“If it’s not sincere, we won’t accept it,” he said. — DayakDaily