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By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, July 8: Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Mohd Yusof should focus on his ministerial duties to elevate the economic standing of Sarawakians especially entrepreneurs in order to close the gap between the rich and the poor, instead of coming here merely for politics, said Santubong MP Datuk Seri Dr Wan Juanid Tuanku Jaafar.
“Don’t come to Sarawak merely for politicking. You should be doing your job for the government to improve the livelihood of the people. Stop politicking, start working and managing the country for the good of the people.
“Obviously this minister does not understand what he is talking about. He is either ignorant of the meaning of the word or (making) the misleading statement to mislead Sarawakian.
“Is he thinking that Sarawakians are stupid not to understand what he is talking about?… he and his bunch of followers forming branches and selecting leaders for the party (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia or Bersatu) in every nook and corner of Sarawak is not dividing the people? What a joke… Or is it the same kind of joke as his flying car project,” Wan Junaidi said in a statement today.
He said Mohd Redzuan should hold programmes to inculcate entrepreneurship and businesses among the B40, the Bumiputera and the Malays.
“Discuss with the Education Ministry and other ministries how to match the efforts to develop entrepreneurship and businesses. Forget about flying cars. Let the flying cars be initiated by the automotive industry and those who have money to spare,” said Wan Junaidi.
“Have the development agenda to uplift the livelihood of the people, particularly the rural dwellers. Have programmes to eradicate poverty, close the gap between urban and rural dwellers’ earnings and improve the income and earnings of the B40.
“His ministry could do it. Talk with the state government and work with the state government to make use of whatever funds available to develop the programme for the people,” said wan Junaidi.
He was commenting on news report which quoted Mohd Redzuan as saying Bersatu’s entry into Sarawak was not to divide Sarawakians but instead would enable the indigenous people in the state to express their aspirations on the same platform with the existing Pakatan Harapan (PH) party.
Mohd Redzuan was here over the weekend to hold a meeting with Sarawak Bersatu divisional chiefs to prepare for the 12th state election which is due by 2021. — DayakDaily