Walk the talk before making more promises, SUPP Youth tells DAP Sarawak

Milton Foo

KUCHING, Feb 10: SUPP Youth is reminding Sarawak DAP to fulfil its old promises before making new ones.

“While I was moving on the ground, I was told by the people who met me that they are sick of empty promises and talk by politicians. So, please walk the talk made previously before making a new one (promise),” Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth secretary Milton Foo asserted in a press statement today.

He highlighted that the issue recently raised by Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen on land titles for residents of Jalan Selangan Batu is a long standing issue in the Pending constituency which has had a DAP elected representative for the past 15 years.

Foo questioned what DAP Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong has done for Pending’s constituents as the elected representative of the area.

“Chong seems to have forgotten and is reminded that the area (Jalan Selangan Batu) which is under N10 constituency has been under the hands of DAP YB Violet Yong since 2006 for the past 15 years yet the residents’ issue at stake remains outstanding and unsolved.

“Who is the elected representative and ADUN (state elected representative) for Pending over the past 15 years? Who has been receiving YB’s salaries in Pending for the past 15 years? Who has the pivotal role and owes a duty to the people to get the titles at Jalan Selangan Batu? The answer is plain and obvious,” Foo emphasised.

Foo was responding to Chong’s statement yesterday where the Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister promised land titles to residents of Jalan Selangan Batu if Pakatan Harapan were to win in the coming Sarawak Election.

Chong had said some of the old villagers who had stayed in the areas for 50 years are still unable to get their land titles.

Foo challenged Chong to fulfil PH’s election manifesto for Sarawak made in 2018 during the 14th general election such as the return of 20 per cent oil and gas royalty and 50 per cent tax collected to be returned to Sarawak before Chong made any further election promises.

He also challenged Chong to fulfil PH’s electoral promise to give RM2,000 “petroleum dividend” to each Sarawak every year as well as to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) once PH takes over Putrajaya. — DayakDaily