Kuching: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) must be the clear choice for all Sarawakians in the upcoming elections, said its chief whip Fadillah Yusof.
Fadillah, in a statement on Monday (29 Nov) said, Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) recent statements against Sarawak’s Democratic Action Party (DAP) is clear proof that these groups are more interested in their respective power grabs than the wellbeing of Sarawak and its people.
He was referring to the statement by PSB president Wong Soon Koh on Sunday (28 Nov) which slammed Sarawak DAP’s chairman Chong Chieng Jen over his recent remark on Sarawak “needing a strong opposition in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) so that GPS would not have access to a blank cheque” as well as the various statements by PKR against DAP over the allocation of DUN seats in the upcoming state election.
“These people have no qualms about accepting political ‘frogs’ that keep on jumping in and out of parties endlessly.
“They argue endlessly too about who gets what, and how to share the spoils in their aim to take control of Sarawak,” slammed the senior works minister.
The Petra Jaya parliamentarian pointed out that political instability and incompetence showed by these oppositions since GE14 that led to the wellbeing of Malaysians and the development of other states being negatively impacted showed very clearly why a strong, united, stable, competent and proven Sarawak government that respects the rights of all ethnic groups and religions and is fully focused on development must be the clear choice to steer Sarawak through this critical period of the pandemic recovery.
Adding on further, Fadillah said that during this critical Covid-19 period, GPS has clear plans and goals in place and at the same time, it has already started executing to steer Sarawak during the recovery phase and towards greater development and a better life for all Sarawakians.
“Let us fulfil our vision for Sarawak.
“Let us not be disturbed by those bickering and disunited groups who are incompetent, only interested in grabbing power but have no clear plans for Sarawak,” He said.
Fadillah added that GPS today remains fully committed to fulfilling the vision of its late leader, Adenan Satem, for Sarawak.
“Pehin Sri (Adenan Satem) had a vision — a peaceful and harmonious multicultural Sarawak. A progressive and developed Sarawak that strongly protects its rights from the Semenanjung political parties.
“One example is the joint declaration from Pehin Sri together with the federal government in April 2015 that in Sarawak, all transportation must be toll-free and ferry-free.
“Today, we have successfully delivered toll-free for the entirety of Sarawak, and when all existing tolls were abolished in 2016 is proof of this,” he said.
Fadillah also noted that the rapid progress in opening up the stages of the fully toll-free Pan Borneo Highway that will bring great progress, comfort and safety for all Sarawakians is another proof of this.
“Although delayed by the cancellation of funding by the previous Pakatan Harapan government post-GE14, Sarawak will also be fully ferry-free in the year 2026 when all 11 bridges are fully completed.
“Recently completed and already in use are the Batang Sadong Bridge and Batang Samarahan Bridge,” he said, adding that nine other bridges funded by the Sarawak government are also in various phases of construction and are expected to open to traffic in the next four years.
He said the current GPS government, in protecting Sarawak’s rights and its lands, had also bought back the Bakun Dam from the federal government in 2017 at a price that will ensure that the state will profit greatly in the future after it was taken from Sarawak by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia.
“It is on our land and it is our right to take it back.
“Because of this, Sarawak now fully controls its electricity generation and transmission capacity and Sarawakians enjoy the lowest tariffs and cleanest electricity in Malaysia,” he said. – New Malaysia Herald