Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng has yet again proven to the people of Sarawak that we cannot trust the Pakatan Harapan leadership, and in this particular instance, the DAP.
Lim says Sarawak needs to pay a RM2.5 billion loan first before Putrajaya can agree to pay 50 percent of the tourism tax to Sarawak as has been agreed previously.
Strangely, Putrajaya is treating Sarawak like an opposition state. What wrong did we do?
Yes, we asked for our rights and privileges. Is that an offence?
In Malaya, every racial group is demanding its rights and privileges. And every political party has vowed to fight for and protect the interest of each group.
Are these people and groups then considered the enemies of the country?
Sarawak has been all these years supporting the central government. We have been a rich source of revenue for the whole country.
Revenue from Sarawak pays no less than 15 percent of the Federal Budget. Last year we offered a loan of one billion to Putrajaya to repair schools in the state. And what do we get in return?
To add insult to injury, Putrajaya paid Sabah the 50 percent tourism tax as reported by our Minister of Tourism.
Indeed, as the Malay saying goes, “In return for honey we are given poison”.
This surely is not the kind of thinking we expect of people to lead our country; narrow minded if not openly vindictive.
How can we trust such a person to be fair in building and running the economy of the country?
I think our brothers who still harbour the idea of supporting the DAP the next time around should better think seriously.
DAP seems to be holding grudges against Sarawak. Let us always place the interest of Sarawak paramount in our considerations. Sarawak First!