Uggah: Don’t fall for opposition lies and slander

Uggah (green shirt) and Assistant Minister of Native Law and Customs, Datuk John Sikie Tayai (grey shirt), pose for a group photo with the villagers.

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BALINGIAN, Feb 16: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas reminded Sarawakians to not easily fall lies and slander instigated by the opposition on social media platforms.

The Bukin Saban assemblyman claimed the opposition are using social media platform to discredit and disparage leaders of the state ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government.

He cited a senior opposition leader, who said in June last year that Sarawak will go bankrupt in three years due to its poor financial management.

However, it was only recently that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad praised the state’s good governance and encouraged investors to invest in the state, he added.

“Another one said the (Sarawak) government would seize native customary rights (NCR) land through Section 6 (survey) of the state Land Code.

“There is another elected representative who said that NCR land acquired for development project will not be compensated for.

“These are all lies and instigation, and the people can verify the matter with the Land and Survey Department,” said Uggah during the Agriculture Department community outreach programme at Rh Gansu, Sungai Arip, yesterday.

He claimed that the opposition are now targeting the JKKK (Village Safety and Development Committee) institution.

“They claim that the committee is not effective or efficient and that the MPKKP (Federal Village Community Management Council) is the better alternative.

“The setting up of the MPKKP as nothing more than an effort by the Pakatan Harapan government to disunite particularly rural Sarawakians,” he opined.

Uggah claimed that the opposition were resorting to such tactics because they felt they had been outdone in rendering services to the people.

“This is dangerous as a government controlled by outsiders can cause the state to loose its rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and its natural wealth, and the state GPS government has in fact made this its biggest task to protect,” he said.

Uggah also reminded the some 5,600 longhouses and settlements in the state to strengthen their respective JKKK and play active role in the implementation of the many rural transformation projects and programmes. — DayakDaily