KUCHING, March 21: Be bold and leave before being told to do so.
Those are the strong words Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan have for the “termites” residing in the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
Snowdan made this comment with reference to the ‘termites’ that Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg mentioned at the launching of the Marudi Waterfront project yesterday.
Among other things, the chief minister vowed to stop any manoeuvre to break up GPS.
“The people (‘termites’) whom the chief minister refers to, expressed or otherwise implied, should take heed and boldly leave before being told, for your further stay (in GPS) is no longer warranted,” said Snowdan in a statement to DayakDaily today.
“If you are of good conscience, then you (‘termites’) should be able to read and understand the intended message. There is no slip of the tongue and mind on the part of the chief minister when delivering his speech.”
Snowdan, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports, opined that Abang Johari’s message was “straightforward, clear, precise and needs no further deliberations and excuses”.
“Just do it. Pack your bags and leave honourably and gentlemanly,” advised Snowdan.
“Being our statesman, the stand made by the chief minister when he said that Sarawak is more important than himself as an individual is reflective of his astuteness and concern that unity within GPS is of utmost significance.
“He said it must be preserved without compromise. He stands firm by his agenda that Sarawak is first and, for that matter, we salute the chief minister.”
Snowdan highlighted that there was no necessity for the ‘termites’ to bargain by pledging loyalty to the chief minister when their actions spoke otherwise.
He also believed that after having 40 years of experience in politics, Abang Johari had read between the lines, and his announcement that he would fight for GPS and components of GPS was a clear signal that any elements of ‘termite intrusions’ to split GPS would not be tolerated.
‘So what’s left is for the termites to leave and march out. If that can’t get done willingly, we pour repellent,” he said.— DayakDaily