KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) remains fully committed to fulfil the vision of the late former chief minister Pehin Sri Adenan Satem for Sarawak.
The assurance comes from GPS chief whip Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof who outlined how the GPS administration had carried on with his good work.
“One example is the joint-declaration from Adenan together with the federal government in April 2015 that in Sarawak all transportation must be toll-free and ferry-free,” he said in a statement on Monday (Nov 29).
“Today, we have successfully delivered on toll-free for the entire Sarawak after all existing tolls were abolished in 2016.”
Not to mention the rapid progress in opening up stages of the fully toll-free Pan Borneo highway that will bring about great progress, comfort and safety for all Sarawakians, he stated.
Furthermore, Fadillah, who is Petrajaya Member of Parliament (MP), said Sarawak would also be fully ferry- free in the year 2026 when all 11 bridges were fully completed.
Two bridges, Batang Sadong Bridge (2016) and Batang Samarahan (2018) have been completed with nine other bridges funded by the state government in various phases of construction, said Fadillah, adding they are expected to open to traffic in the next four years.
“In protecting our rights and land, the current GPS government had also completed buying back the Bakun dam from the federal government in 2017 at a price that will ensure Sarawak will profit greatly in future after it was taken from us.
“Because of this, Sarawak now fully controls its own electricity generation and transmission capacity and Sarawakians enjoy the lowest tariffs and cleanest electricity in Malaysia.
“This is a critical period and we have clear plans and goals in place that GPS is already executing to steer Sarawak during the recovery phase and towards greater development and a better life for all Sarawakians.
“Let us fulfil our vision for Sarawak and let us not be disturbed by those bickering and disunited groups who are incompetent, only interested in grabbing power but have no clear plans for Sarawak,” he added.
Fadillah said in reference to the open squabbling between opposition parties ahead of the Dec 18 state election.
His statement came after Parti Sarawak Bersatu’s (PSB) president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh had chided and demeaned Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chief Chong Chieng Jen.
Apart from that, there have also been various statements by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) against DAP over seat allocations for the upcoming election.
“This shows a clear proof that these groups are more interested in their respective power grabs compared to the well-being of Sarawak and its people.
“These people have no qualms about accepting political frogs that keep on jumping in and out endlessly.
“They argue endlessly too about who gets what and how to share the spoils in their aim to take control of Sarawak,” he said.
He stressed it was political instability and the incompetence of such people that led to the well-being of Malaysians and the development of other states being negatively impacted following the 14th general election (GE14)
“From this, it is very clear why a strong, united, stable, competent and proven Sarawak government that respects the rights of all ethnic groups and religion and which is fully focused on development must be the clear choice to steer Sarawak through this critical period of the pandemic recovery,” he stressed.