KUCHING, Aug 24: Joining Bersatu is not a good choice nor suitable move for Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin and Saratok MP Ali Biju, opines Serian DAP pro tem chairman Brolin Nicholsion.
According to Brolin, by joining Parti Peribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), the two MPs will be limited in what they can achieve as they will be in the minority in a Malay-based party, and fighting for the Dayak is not Bersatu’s main objective.
In 2018, he noted, the two MPs were fighting to bring justice to Malaysians as well as for a better Malaysia; at the same time to create the way for a clean and just Malaysia, and they won their seats under the Pakatan Harapan spirit to bring new hope for Malaysians.
However, these former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) MPs are now neglecting the fight for change they once believed in, and publicly want the people of Sarawak to continue supporting the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) as the state government.
“It’s really sad to see them neglecting the fight to provide better policies to all Malaysians but yet they choose a race-based party to continue their struggles. I personally don’t think by joining Bersatu can make the Dayak voice be heard by the leadership as BERSATU is being labelled as the UMNO 2.0 by the kampung folks,” Brolin opined in a statement today.
“Where are the vocal Willie Mongin and Ali Biju that the Bidayuh and Iban once admired because of their fearless fighting spirit [to counter] the injustice and corrupt practices? Where are the vocal NCR (native customary rights) land fighters that once fought side by side with Baru Bian and the Sarawak DAP (Democratic Action Party) to bring justice to the people?”
Brolin opined that both Willie and Ali have forgotten about the struggle against corruption, nepotism, kleptocracy and injustice, and instead of standing up for the things they once fought for, they chose to follow a leader that betrayed the people’s mandate and form the backdoor government.
“This is what the Bidayuh proverb said: ‘Pu’ buai, pu’ tajub’ (where the crocodile jumps, the small one will also follow) which means a follower blindly follow the leaders without a clear vision where are they heading for,” added Brolin. — DayakDaily