THE Democratic Action Party (DAP) is really ‘amazing’.
In the State Legislative Assembly (DUN), it’s elected representatives blatantly rejected our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Adenan Satem’s move to seek an additional RM1 billion for rural development programmes in our Great State.
And yet the party has some nerve trying to woo rural voters in Sarawak.
It has attempted to show it is very ‘caring’ by helping with tiny projects in rural villages and claiming the Barisan Nasional (BN) government does not care.
But really the members have shown their true colours because when the government wanted to bring greater development to rural areas, the DAP elected reps rejected the move!
Hence our CM has rightly said in true Adenan fashion that the DAP should be embarrassed to contest in rural seats.
Really how can they justify wanting what’s best for rural folk when their actions speak so much louder?
The only reason the DAP is going rural is really because the party wants power and most Sarawakians live in rural areas.
DAP realised during the last election that it cannot concentrate on Chinese-majority seats in Sarawak, this is not Penang.
So in it’s lust for power, the party has decided to set its sights on rural folk, not because the party cares about bringing about a better future for rural Sarawakians but because it wants a better future for itself.
See if the party really cared about rural development, it would have backed the government’s plan and agreed to work towards ensuring a better future for all Sarawakians. Not just those in its Chinese-majority urban seats.
The Bernama story:
Reject DAP and PKR for opposing rural development agenda – Adenan Satem
SIMUNJAN: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today said DAP should feel embarrass to contest for rural seats as the party is against the rural development agenda of his administration.
He said DAP had objected to his application for an additional allocation of RM1 billion for rural development programmes in Sarawak.
Likewise for PKR, he said, the party should be ashamed to field its candidates in the newly created state states as it was against the delineation exercise by the Election Commission and took the commission to court, but the court ruled in favour of the commission.
As such, the people in Simunjan and Gedong should not give their votes to DAP and PKR candidates in the state election, he said at a Leader Meet-The-People function at Simunjan town, 120 km from Kuching today.
At the event, Adenan announced that Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office, Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais would be the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for Gedong.
Gedong is among the 11 new state seats to be contested in the 11th state election. The seat was carved out of the Simunjan state seat.
Mohd Naroden is the incumbent state assemblyman for Simunjan. Adenan did not name the candidate for Simunjan, but called six of the potential BN candidates for the seat to join him on stage and express their loyalty to BN and to support whoever that would be chosen.
The six potential candidates are Awla Dris, Raili Ali, Ibrahim Seriee, Mohd Yusuf Long, Zainap Talip and Raini Tupong.
In another development, Adenan said the state government would reduce the property assessment tax following the abolishment of quit rent on land less than 100 acres last month.
In his two years as chief minister, Adenan said he had made 51 decisions which brought relief to Sarawakians and they included abolishing toll, reducing ferry fare to RM1 and lowering the electricity tariff.