KUCHING: DAP state committee member and Sri Aman chairman Leon Jimat Donald, who came bearing a cheque for a longhouse in Sri Aman, found out that he had no choice but to appeal to the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government.
Apparently, the cheque he brought with him, courtesy of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen, wasn’t enough to satisfy the folk of Kampung Samak, Ulu Undup on Thursday.
The folk said they had been hoping that he would come with money to connect their longhouse to the state main grid.
They said since the previous government, meaning Barisan Nasional (BN), did not have the chance to bring electricity to the longhouse, because it got defeated in the last general election, they thought Pakatan Harapan would do so instead.
Leon, however, said since the BN had wanted to bring electricity to Kampung Samak, it was only right that GPS do it.
Leon said as far as the electricity supply to Kampung Samak is concerned there appears to be no political will on the part of GPS to resolve the issue.
He said PH would surely connect Kampung Samak to the state grid if it were the state government.
He said until that happened PH could only give them cheques for other purposes.