Wong’s resignation reflects DAP’s failure to stay true to principles, promises — Dr Sim

Dr Sim Kui Hian

KUCHING, July 27: SUPP believes that DAP Padungan assemblyman Wong King Wei’s decision to quit his party has been due to DAP’s failure to fulfil its initial mission as well as the party’s promises to the people when given the opportunity.

According to Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) president Dr Sim Kui Hian in the statement today, Wong quitting is “food for thought” for Sarawakians.

“YB Wong is providing our people food for thought by voicing out his disappointment over DAP’s (Democratic Action Party’s) refusal to listen to any dissenting voice and lack of inclusivity in opinion and viewpoints.

“His depression includes the non-fulfilment of DAP’s political mission as preached when it was a ruling party in federal level and eventually has lost its brilliant opportunity.

“The promises of DAP made to the people seemed to have gone down the drain, failed to realise our people’s hopes and expectations,” Sim opined.

Dr Sim who is also the Local Government and Housing Minister agreed with Wong that DAP Sarawak has been employing politics of attack and in some cases, these attacks have caused resentment among the Chinese community.

“I must honestly say that we do agree with what YB Wong pointed out, DAP keeps on employing politics of attack, even when it became part of the ruling coalition; as for Sarawak, we need some positivity in order to see the State of Sarawak moving forward,” Dr Sim added.

Dr Sim also cited as an example, Michael Kong, who is the special assistant to DAP Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen, for launching “attacks” at Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations president Datuk Richard Wee and accusing Wee of supporting Gabungan Parti Sarawak due to the latter’s business partnership with Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu leaders.

“Certain attacking statements issued by DAP’s individuals have caused resentment in the Chinese community.

“I’m glad that YB Wong has pointed out such unruly behaviour of DAP. YB Wong is not alone, there are a lot of people feeling the same as him, especially after the 2018 General Election, more and more people are getting sick and tired of its political means to seek survival.

“DAP’s deviation from its long-preached original cause, in the eyes of many, is also a political betrayal,” Dr Sim added.

Declining to be renominated as the DAP Padungan candidate, Wong announced his resignation from the party last night (July 26, 2020).

In his statement, Wong revealed he had to announce his resignation now as the Sarawak election is around the corner.

He expressed his disappointment over DAP’s refusal to listen to any dissenting voice and lack of inclusivity in opinion and viewpoints as well as the party’s failure to fulfil its promises when it helmed the government for 22 months.

Dr Sim expressed respect for Wong’s decision.

“I’m quite impressed with YB Wong’s promise to serve the community of Padungan until the dissolve (sic) of the state assembly, it means to fulfill the term of service, as he was entrusted with a noble electoral mandate,” Dr Sim opined. — DayakDaily