‘Just a vote-fishing gimmick’

SEDAR’S ‘RM100 FOR SARAWAKIANS AGED 18 AND ABOVE’ PLEDGE

KUCHING: Easier said than done – that was Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali’s response to Parti Sedar Rakyat Sarawak (Sedar) statement.

Last Sunday, Sedar president Datuk Othman Abdillah claimed that a wealth sharing initiative would be implemented if the party managed to capture all 82 seats in the upcoming state election.

Othman claimed that in the initiative, an amount of RM100 would be given to all Sarawakians aged 18 and above on a monthly basis from the state coffers.

He also promised that the amount would be increased to RM300 or RM500 in due time as part of the initiative named Sarawak People’s Rights Fund.

Sharifah Hasidah, who is Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring assistant minister, opined that Sedar would promise anything to the people in its efforts to attract voters.

Sharifah Hasidah

“They can even promise the moon and the stars,” she added, in an obvious swipe that was directed at the Pakatan Harapan federal government, who also did not live up to its promises made before the general election last year.

“For me, it is easier said than done. I just wish them well,” said Sharifah Hasidah.

Sedar, which had just concluded its inaugural general congress last Sunday, believed that it could grow the state coffers through agriculture if elected and vowed to use all land for the purpose.

Sedar currently has 300 members throughout the state.