Micheal Tiang

KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) presidential council member Baru Bian should confront his party president rather than point fingers at Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP).

SUPP Youth chief Micheal Tiang said Baru’s argument on the state government rejecting the idea of a sovereign wealth fund proposed by Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How was flawed.

“I would like to remind Baru Bian that his party president Wong Soon Koh was the state’s Second Finance Minister from 2006 until 2019.

“Yet Wong didn’t support See Chee How when See mooted the motion to set up a state sovereign fund in 2014.

“Baru should confront his party president first before he blames others for not supporting See in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) then,” he said in a statement today.

Tiang was responding to an earlier statement from Baru who castigated SUPP for suggesting the sovereign wealth fund proposal, saying that the state government rejected the idea when it was floated by his comrade, See.

The SUPP man also expressed bewilderment over Baru’s statement which commented on the party’s resolution from its recent convention and Sarawak’s rights.

“During Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) 22 months reign in Putrajaya as the federal government, Baru was the only Sarawakian in the PH cabinet as Works Minister.

“Yet, while the Works ministry was under his purview, the federal government cancelled several bridge projects in Sarawak which until today was never explained by Baru despite already jumping ship to PSB.

Tiang said the former Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief’s silence on Sarawak losing about RM1.5 billion in infrastructure projects is still deafening.