KUCHING: PRS Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan said the BKSS 9.0 package was the GPS government’s response to predicaments faced by the people.
“We know our existence is to help and assist the people regardless whether it is after, before or near election. We assist in times of need. That’s our prime job,” he said.
Lawan was giving his views on the Sarawak government’s announcement of the assistance package worth more than RM1 billion on Monday.
He said the BKSS was timely due to the challenging times consequent to the prolonged pandemic coupled with rising costs and inflation.
“So it’s illogical to label us as only assisting when elections are near.”
Having said that he pointed out the state was able to come out with such assistance because it had the resources and funds.
“Right now we are self reliant when it comes to BKSS, the reason being the able leadership of our Premier, who thinks for us and comes up with revenue re-engineering and earning additional revenues for the state such as the petroleum sales tax,” he said.
Lawan added that what the government earned from his thoughts was now being given back to the people.
“The discount on electricity, water bills, rentals and assessment fee, for example, helps most households.
“The contractors will be relieved by the variation of price (VOP) and time extension which enables them to continue with the government projects undertaken by them.”
He said the opposition should therefore exercise restraint as the GPS government policies have been good for the people.
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