KUCHING: The federal government has been told not to resort to zero-sum games when it comes to national development.
Zero-sum is a situation in game theory in which one party’s gain is equivalent to the loss of another party, so the net change in wealth or benefit is zero.
The federal government is supposed to fairly and justly roll out programmes and policies that benefit Malaysians as a whole, no matter their political leanings, said Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
He added that given PH’s flip-flopping policies, zero-sum politicking and penchant for unfulfilling promises contained in their election manifesto, Sarawak is ultimately better served by Sarawak-based Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
GPS’ track record speaks for itself over the decades of development, he said.
Tiong, who is also Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president, advised state DAP chairman, Chong Chieng Jen, to stop his “baseless assertions” on many issues which served only to confuse Sarawakians.
He alleged that PH (with all its federal government resources) is making use of public support just to gain even more political power.
“Now, they (PH leaders) are still playing politics with Sarawak’s rightful allocations. On the eve of the state election, I’m sure they would continue with their antics to gain political mileage and destroy the indigenous political alliances formed by Sarawakians for Sarawakians.”
Tiong said the arrogance of Lim Guan Eng too has very obviously ballooned since becoming Finance Minister last year.
“Drunk on his newfound power and authority, he has become bolder in insulting the intelligence of Sarawakians and employing dirty politicking to benefit his party,” he said.
He noted that Lim had asserted that the country is on the verge of bankruptcy and the national debt is extremely high.
“But despite that, the PH will go to great lengths and costs to conquer Sarawak in the 12th state election. For instance, they have unashamedly approved the setup of more than 6,000 Kampung Community Management Council (MPKKP), even after it being heavily opposed by the people of Sarawak,” he said.
“PH’s plan like this are a huge waste of public funds, which could be better used to pay off the national debt. But of course, the PH will resort to short-term measures for political mileage for more power, at the expense of proper and long-term development for the people and economy.”
Tiong said it was clear that the backlash against the MPKKP was due to PH’s obvious plan to intervene in the election mechanisms of local and rural leaders in Sarawak and to ensure that leaders favoured by Putrajaya are put on top.
“The real purpose of this (MPKKP) is to pave the way for Sarawak to be ruled by PH according to Putrajaya’s terms.”