KUCHING: Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has been told not to question the proposed Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) complex just for the sake of gaining political mileage.
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth deputy chief Miro Simuh said the RM70 million complex was something that Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Bahais should be proud of.
“Is PSB too scared with all this rapid development projects implemented by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)?”
Miro, who is also Serembu assemblyman, said it could not be denied that the GPS government had done tremendously in bringing development to both urban and rural areas.
“These rapid development projects put some quarters in fear. They know that they are losing track in competing with the GPS government in terms of development, good governance, people-centric practices and a fair and equitable government for all Sarawakians.”
He was commenting on the statement by PSB Youth that the Unifor complex was a ‘waste of money’ unless it served other purposes other than solely dealing with non-Islamic affairs and charitable trust.
“Again, I feel that PSB see all of these as a big fear for them. GPS in every minute, hour, day, month and year is working tirelessly to reach out to all Sarawakians by bringing in development to all levels.
“And the RM70 mln complex is not an amount that will tarnish Unifor nor the Sarawak government, but I believe God is with us as we use it to unite his people from different backgrounds and way of life,” he pointed out.
He added non-Muslims make up the biggest population of Sarawak and this was the very first and only state in Malaysia that had a government unit taking care of other religions besides Islam.
“Again, I say it, Sarawak is the only state in Malaysia and given huge amounts of allocation to help other religions besides Islam in areas of development, to do activities and most importantly to unite the people.”